Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Chad Thomas

Defensive end
School: Miami-Fl | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5 / 281 | 40: 4.92 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.48
Projected Round
5th
Bio: 
Three-year starter who finished with 41 tackles and 5.5 sacks and tied for the team lead with 12.5 tackles for loss as a senior. Made 37 tackles (11 for loss) with four sacks in 2016. Started eight games and posted 18 tackles with one sack and one forced fumble as a sophomore.
Pos: 
Hard-working, high-effort defensive end with nice upside. Breaks down well, displays solid instincts and effectively reads and diagnoses the action. Shows good change of direction, moves well laterally and fights throughout the action. Good athlete with excellent movement skills. Resilient, effectively uses his hands to protect himself and shows speed off the edge.
Neg: 
Occasionally stands over tackle but is ineffective. Moved from his angle of attack by a single blocker. Was never a top pass rusher at the college level.
Analysis: 
Thomas is a hard-working prospect with solid size, speed and growth potential. He has a large amount of upside but must improve his playing strength before he will have an impact at the next level.