Jaylin Thomas
Jaylin Thomas  LB  Ball State | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jaylin Thomas
Height
6-1
Weight
235
College
Ball State
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Lima, OH
58.0/100
Player Rating
45
PositionRank (LB)
4.77
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
112
Sol tackles
56

Jaylin Thomas LB Ball State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jaylin Thomas LB Ball State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #347 Position Rank: #45 (LB)
40 time: 4.77 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 235
Overall Rating: 58.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
51%
Pass Rush:
51%
Run Defense:
58%
Coverage:
35%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #45
College Games: 44 College Snaps: 2698
Strengths
  • Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find the ball in traffic.
  • Uses his low center of gravity to flash leverage and strong, violent hands to create space and shed to either side. Also spins off blocks to disengage.
  • Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get off blocks. Stays with plays downfield, often making tackles even after being hit by multiple linemen.
  • Reads the quarterback to anticipate and is a candidate to play outside.
  • Possesses strong upper body to be explosive and create turnovers as a tackler. Takes aggressive angles to the ball.
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't have enough speed, power or bulk to fit any LB position perfectly in the NFL.
  • Lacks fluidity to hold up in space or drop in coverage. Washed out and caught in traffic in the middle of the field.
  • Needs work on angles and· finding receivers in zone. Does not possess elite quickness. Fails to break down at times, grabbing shoulder pads and lunging to allow ballcarriers to elude him.
  • Occasionally overruns plays due to aggressive nature. Hesitates when facing running back Blocks while rushing the passer.
  • Gets caught with the eyes in the backfield at times. Strong backs can run through his tackle attempts if he's not in position.
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How other scouting services rate Jaylin Thomas (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
831.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
116.0