Tavion Thomas
Tavion Thomas  RB  Utah | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tavion Thomas
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Tavion Thomas RB Utah | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tavion Thomas RB Utah
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #499 Position Rank: #35 (RB)
40 time: 4.59 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 238
Hands: 8 3/4 Arms: 32 1/4 Span: 77
Date of Birth: 05/22/2000 Age: 22.6
Overall Rating: 70.3 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #35
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 767
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (78/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (88/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Tavion Thomas from Dunbar High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Thomas joined Cincinnati.

In 2018 as a freshman Thomas saw action in 10 games for the Bearcats as he ran for a solid 494 yards on 90 attempts for an excellent 5.5 yards per carry, with 6 TDs, with 3 fumbles. As a receiver he made just one reception for -2 yards.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played 4 games. and rushed for a solid 189 yards on 40 carries for a solid 4.7 ypc, with one TD, with 2 fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in just one reception for 6 yards.

After the end of the year Thomas transferred to Utah where a junior Thomas saw action in 13 games for the Utes. He ran for an outstanding 1106 yards on 204 attempts for an excellent 5.4 ypc, with 21 TDs, with 3 fumbles. As a receiver he made just 2 receptions for 3 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His skills as a runner translate nicely to the next level, and Thomas could emerge as an early down back on a team that uses a zone running scheme.
  • Fights for extra yardage and is reliable in short-yardage situations.
  • North-South runner with good leg drive and physicality.
  • Very physical runner; keeps his legs churning on contact. Rarely goes down with the first hit. Lowers shoulder into defenders and shows pure determination with natural running skills to break free and stiff-arm and spin move to dodge tacklers.
  • He’s a pure power runner with excellent vision. His size makes him a handful once he starts going downhill, and he has the ability to carry tacklers and push the pile in short-yardage situations.
  • Thomas runs like a wide receiver, explosive off the line of scrimmage with exceptional quickness and body control for his size.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • He’s good on screen and swing passes, but Thomas doesn’t have the route-running feel to be the kind of back you flex out.
  • He’s more of a cut blocker in pass protection as opposed to a guy who will stick his face in against the blitz, although that is a correctable flaw.
  • Thomas has a tendency to seek out contact rather than avoid it. He’s not particularly creative as a runner, going north-south and trying to power through tacklers at the second level.
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