Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Derrek Thomas

Cornerback
School: Baylor | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.0 / 190 | 40: 4.45 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.26
Projected Round
7-FA
Pos: 
Athletic corner with excellent length and upside. Fluid in transition off the line, has enough speed to run with opponents downfield and mixes it up throughout the route. Gets his head back around, works to track the pass in the air and uses his size as an advantage to beat down opponents and defend the pass. Possesses excellent length and competes to make plays. Fires up the field to defend the run. Strong open-field tackler.
Neg: 
Seems unsure of what's happening on the field at times and often trails opponents. Cannot stay on the receiver’s hip out of breaks.
Analysis: 
Thomas is a tall, physical corner with excellent timed speed and big upside. He flashed ability in different elements of his game but never pulled it all together in 2018. He should get consideration in the late rounds of the draft and offers possibilities as a bump-and-run cornerback and special-teams player.