2022 NFL Draft Prospect - DE Kayvon Thibodeaux


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Player Description



Name: Kayvon Thibodeaux Position: Defensive End

College: Oregon Uniform Number: #5

Class: Sophomore Height: 6-5

Weight: 258 lbs Projected Round: Top 5 pick

 

Strengths:


High-level athlete.

Excellent closing speed.

High pass-rush IQ.

Excellent bend and agility.

Very explosive out of his stance (solid get off).

Highly disruptive in the backfield.

Ability to convert speed to power is exceptional.

Good short area quickness.

At times, ubiquitous on the field.

Able to get 'skinny' when pass rushing inside (example below).

Patient and methodical in his approach.

Supports the run effectively.

Good motor.

Possesses a variety of maneuvers and counters.

Able to drop back into coverage.

Consistently sets the edge.

Adept at locating ball carriers and making plays.

Uses arm length effectively for separation.

Quick feet.

Can play in multiple spots on the line of scrimmage.

All-Pro Potential.

 


Weaknesses:


Kayvon has a tendency to stand too upright when taking on blocks at times, which is especially noticeable when he is being double teamed. For the most part, he has improved his pad level, but still has some work to do on his hand placement. Though he has a decent number of pass rush moves, he will need to develop a pass rush plan, which is one of his few weaknesses.








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