Starling Thomas V
Starling Thomas V  CB  UAB | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Starling Thomas V
Height
6-0
Weight
194
College
UAB
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Birmingham, AL
75.0/100
Player Rating
56
PositionRank (DB)
4.38
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
14
Tackles
29
Sol tackles
19

Starling Thomas V CB UAB | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Starling Thomas V CB UAB
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.38 seconds (88%*)
Age: 24.0 DOB: 01/25/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 194 (56%*)
Hands: 9 6/8 (78%*) Arm: 30 3/8 (26%*) Span: 74 3/8 (45%*)
Forty: 4.38 (P) (88%*) Shuttle: 4.36 (P) (10%*)
Vertical: 37.5 (P) (70%*) Broad: 125 (P) (70%*)
Three Cone: 7.29 (P) (4%*) Bench: 14 (P) (45%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.38 seconds (88%*)
Age: 24.0 DOB: 01/25/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (63%*) Weight: 194 (56%*)
Hands: 9 6/8 (78%*) Arm: 30 3/8 (26%*)
Span: 74 3/8 (45%*)
Forty: 4.38 (P) (88%*) Shuttle: 4.36 (P) (10%*)
Vertical: 37.5 (P) (70%*) Broad: 125 (P) (70%*)
3 Cone: 7.29 (P) (4%*) Bench: 14 (P) (45%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 75.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
77%
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QB Rating When targeted: 74.1
Tackling:
68%
Run Defense:
68%
Coverage:
68%
Zone:
68%
Man/Press:
68%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #278 Position rank: #56
College Games: 49 College Snaps: 2319
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85 Stars 247 RATING: 85/100
Ovr Rank: #1570
College Combine Results
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.4 (89%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Starling Thomas V attended Ramsay High School and was Following high school, Thomas V opted to join UAB.

In 2018 as a freshman Thomas V saw action in 10 games and played a total of 236 snaps at cornerback for the Blazers. He recorded 10 tackles, no assists, while adding 3 stops. In coverage Thomas V notched up 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 74.2.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 14 games and logged 665 snaps for the Blazers. He made 23 tackles, 6 assists, and had 8 stops. In coverage he totaled 2 pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 95.4.

In 2021 as a junior Thomas V played in 13 games and contributed on 717 snaps. He chalked up 35 tackles, 6 assists, and added 11 stops. In the secondary Thomas V forced 9 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 93.3.

In 2022 as a senior Thomas V saw action in 12 games while playing 701 snaps. He logged 25 tackles, 5 assists, and made 5 stops. In coverage Thomas V had 9 pass breakups, no interceptions, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 62.9.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Long-armed press corner with size, athleticism and ball skills.
  • Tracks the ball well and has the natural ball skills for forcing turnovers.
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #59. He wrote, "He received honorable mention All-C-USA honors in 2021 after making 41 tackles, eight PBUs and two interceptions. His sheer speed gets him on this list after reaching 24.16 mph on the GPS. In high school, Thomas was an Alabama state 100-meter champ, having run a 10.4."
  • Great on route recognition and has click-and-close ability
  • In the run game, he’s aggressive coming downhill and a sure tackler.
  • Has a powerful punch at the line of scrimmage and can deliver it while moving his feet. Thomas V also has the powerful core and hips to stick to a receiver downfield and escort him to the sideline
  • Long and fast and has the ability to dominate receivers as a press corner. Thomas V has a strong punch that upsets receivers early in the route, and Thomas V has the straight-line speed to recover downfield if he loses early.
  • He’ll have some limitations in man coverage, but he should develop into a serviceable starter.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Might not be the kind of pure shutdown corner that the top prospects in this draft have the skill set to become, but offers scheme versatility and the ability to slide inside and cover the slot.
  • Like a lot of collegiate corners, Thomas V has a tendency to get grabby, something that will have to be coached out of him.
  • Feet aren’t ideal, as he gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.

Starling Thomas V percentiles vs other Cornerback's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Starling Thomas V (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
207.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
50.0
*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.