Tavion Thomas
Tavion Thomas  RB  Utah | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tavion Thomas
Height
6-0
Weight
237
College
Utah
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Dayton, OH
78.9/100
Player Rating
21
PositionRank (RB)
4.74
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
687
Rush AVG
4.8
Rush TDs
7
Receptions
6
Rec YDs
43

Tavion Thomas RB Utah | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tavion Thomas RB Utah
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.74 seconds (6%*)
Age: 23.8 DOB: 05/22/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 237 (96%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (49%*) Arm: 31 1/8 (55%*) Span: 76 (77%*)
Forty: 4.74 (C) (6%*) Shuttle: 4.69 (P) (1%*) Ten Yard: 1.62 (C) (33%*)
Vertical: 30 (C) (7%*) Broad: 118 (C) (47%*)
Three Cone: DNP Bench: 19 (P) (47%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Work-Horse Back
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.74 seconds (6%*)
Age: 23.8 DOB: 05/22/2000
Bowl Invite: Shrine Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 237 (96%*)
Hands: 9 1/4 (49%*) Arm: 31 1/8 (55%*)
Span: 76 (77%*)
Forty: 4.74 (C) (6%*) Shuttle: 4.69 (P) (1%*)
10 Yard: 1.62 (C) (33%*)
Vertical: 30 (C) (7%*) Broad: 118 (C) (47%*)
3 Cone: DNP Bench: 19 (P) (47%*)
(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: 78.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
78%
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Rushing:
84%
Break Tackles:
68%
Receiving/Hands:
52%
Pass Blocking:
31%
Run Blocking:
57%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th
Overall Rank: #204 Position rank: #21
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 767
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #52 Pos Rank: #31 State Rank: #26
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Ovr Rank: #410 Pos Rank: #18
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 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 189 yards on 40 carries for 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 as 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.

As a senior in 2022 he played in 10 games and ran for 676 yards on 142 carries for average of 4.8 ypc, with 7 TDs, with 2 fumbles. In the passing game he had 6 receptions for 43 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.

Tavion Thomas percentiles vs other Running Back's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Tavion Thomas (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
233.6
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
24.0
*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.