Kayvon Thibodeaux
Kayvon Thibodeaux  DE  Oregon | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Kayvon Thibodeaux
Height
6-4
Weight
254
College
Oregon
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Los Angeles, CA
93.7/100
Player Rating
2
PositionRank (DL)
4.58
FortyYD Time
Sacks
7
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
49
Sol tackles
35

Kayvon Thibodeaux DE/EDGE Oregon | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Kayvon Thibodeaux DE/EDGE Oregon
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 02/02/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.58 seconds (95%*)
Age: 23.2 DOB: 12/15/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 254 (18%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (43%*) Arm: 33 1/8 (41%*) Span: 80 6/8 (55%*)
Forty: 4.58 (C) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.38 (P) (59%*) Ten Yard: 1.59 (C) (85%*)
Broad: 119 (P) (72%*)
Three Cone: 7.23 (P) (52%*) Bench: 27 (C) (76%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 02/02/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.58 seconds (95%*)
Age: 23.2 DOB: 12/15/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 254 (18%*)
Hands: 9 3/4 (43%*) Arm: 33 1/8 (41%*)
Span: 80 6/8 (55%*)
Forty: 4.58 (C) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.38 (P) (59%*)
10 Yard: 1.59 (C) (85%*)
Vertical: Broad: 119 (P) (72%*)
3 Cone: 7.23 (P) (52%*) Bench: 27 (C) (76%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Overall Rating: 93.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
79%
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Tackling:
62%
Pass Rush:
98%
Run Defense:
87%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 5
Overall Rank: #3 Position rank: #2
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1514
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 92/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #1 Pos Rank: #1 State Rank: #1
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 99 Stars 247 RATING: 99/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
New York Giants Drafted: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 5 (NYG)
Draft Profile: Bio
Thibodeaux has looked likely to be a top pick in the 2022 NFL draft since high school. A highly regarded five-star prospect, he was the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2019 class and received offers from 27 schools, including Alabama and USC. He committed instead to the Ducks and has been a starter since his true freshman season.

Since then he has racked up an impressive 83 pressures and 15 sacks on his 591 pass-rushing snaps and been voted First Team All-Pac-12, as well as winning the Morris Trophy as the conference’s best lineman.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Challenges inside with quickness and strong hands. Run-and-chase defender who can leave a mark.
  • Thibodeaux is a supreme pass-rusher with great speed and size.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Looks the part. Possesses a long, athletic build with room for additional muscle mass. Flashes a burst off the snap, good enough to cross the face of collegiate tackles and put him in position to make big plays behind the line of scrimmage.
  • Flashes nimble feet to chase running backs and mobile quarterbacks to the side-line when lined up at the end. Spins off blocks to get back into the play.
  • Offers versatility, rushing from a two-and three-point stance with the playing speed to stand up in space. Flashes strength as a bull rusher and his energy doesn't plateau.
  • He has the classic frame and long arms.
  • Tremendous explosion; accelerates low with power. Relentless blindside pursuit; tracks down ball carriers across the field.
  • Good lateral agility to elude. Plays on the balls of his feet and shows enough balance and flexibility to quickly turn and pursue laterally and downfield..
  • He is versatile enough to convert to 3-4 outside linebacker or move inside to rush the passer.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Not always the first player off the snap, even when lined up over the ball, but his length, effort, and short-area quickness still pressures double teams and helps penetrate gaps.
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and can take unneeded wide angles.
  • A little raw, may take a while to make an impact in the NFL.
Scouting Report: Summary
Thibodeaux has out-of-this-world athletic ability and as a result, is in the running for being the top pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He isn't the perfect prospect however and despite his amazing gifts has probably not dominated to the extent we would have hoped. This year he has only put up six sacks - a number not expected of the presumptive top pass rusher in the class. Still, if he isn't picked in the top three it will be a major shock.

Kayvon Thibodeaux percentiles vs other Defensive Ends (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Kayvon Thibodeaux (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
4.1
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
2.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.