DQ Thomas
DQ Thomas  LB  Middle Tennessee | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
DQ Thomas
Height
6-2
Weight
225
College
Middle Tennessee
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Oxford, MS
58.0/100
Player Rating
44
PositionRank (LB)
4.66
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
87
Sol tackles
53

DQ Thomas LB Middle Tennessee | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

DQ Thomas LB Middle Tennessee
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #347 Position Rank: #44 (LB)
40 time: 4.66 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 225
Hands: 9 7/8 Arms: 32 6/8 Span: 79
Overall Rating: 58.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
74%
Pass Rush:
57%
Run Defense:
56%
Coverage:
63%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #44
College Games: 47 College Snaps: 3040
Strengths
  • Good athlete. Shows a natural feel for pass rushing. Very good lateral agility to shake pass blockers.
  • Keeps feet moving after initial contact. Jumps inside as a counter to typical rush, but needs to show a larger variety of moves.
  • Ferocious against the run and very good in coverage, is extremely versatile. Despite his build, he holds up well in traffic and makes a lot of plays by engaging a block, shedding, and pursuing.
  • Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
  • Can attack the edge with speed and has the flexibility to dip low and under the tackle's reach.
Weaknesses
  • Has inconsistent read/react skills with streaky awareness when asked to drop in coverage. Is like a bull in a China shop with his aggressive style of play, causing him to play undisciplined and overpursue.
  • His lateral agility and burst often put him in position to make big plays, but he takes questionable routes to the ball and struggles to avoid blockers when in pursuit.
  • Lacks pop and strength to anchor, though. Most effective when uncovered inside and chasing stretch plays to the sideline.
  • Lacks functional strength to shed and take on blocks at the point of attack.
  • Generally an effective openfield tackler but doesn't wrap up consistently. Shows only average awareness in coverage.
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How other scouting services rate DQ Thomas (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
132.0
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