Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Nick Thurman

Defensive tackle
School: Houston | Conference: AAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3 / 288 | 40: 5.15 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.89
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who made 32 tackles (4.5 for loss) and added two sacks in 2017. Tallied 26 tackles (5.5 for loss) and two sacks as a junior. Posted 27 tackles (five for loss) and a half-sack in 2015.
Pos: 
Smallish but hard-working defensive lineman who gets the most from his ability. Plays with proper pad level, fires off the snap with an explosive first step and slugs it out in the middle of the field. Effectively fights with his hands to get off blocks, plays disciplined football and stays with assignments. Quickly locates the ball and displays a short burst to the action.
Neg: 
Lacks size and strength. Handled by opponents. Cannot get off blocks once engaged. More of a short-area lineman who does not show the ability to pursue the action outside the box.
Analysis: 
Thurman lacks great upside but could make an NFL roster as a backup three-technique lineman and special teams.