Thayer Thomas
Thayer Thomas  WR  NC State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Thayer Thomas
Height
6-0
Weight
195
College
NC State
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Wake Forest, NC
55.0/100
Player Rating
80
PositionRank (WR)
4.6
FortyYD Time
Receptions
24
Rec YDs
301
Rec TDs
2
Rec AVG
12.5

Thayer Thomas WR NC State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Thayer Thomas WR NC State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #651 Position Rank: #80 (WR)
40 time: 4.60 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 195
Hands: 8 7/8 Arms: 30 1/8 Span: 73
Date of Birth: 05/20/1998 Age: 24.4
Overall Rating: 55.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Hands:
73%
Short Receiving:
67%
Intermediate Routes:
74%
Deep Threat:
72%
Blocking:
51%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #80
College Games: 53 College Snaps: 1868
Draft Profile: Bio
After high school, Thomas opted to join NC State.

In 2018 as a freshman Thomas saw action in 13 games for the Wolfpack as he made 34 receptions for a solid 383 yards for an average of 11.3 yards per reception, with 3 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 97.8.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played 12 games and had a solid 31 catches for 330 yards for an average of 10.6 yards per catch, with 3 TDs, and a solid QB rating when targeted of 63.7.

As a junior in 2020 he played 12 games and hauled in a solid 42 catches for a solid 529 yards for an average of 12.6 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 127.7.

As a senior in 2021 he played 12 games and had an excellent 51 catches for a solid 596 yards for an average of 11.7 yards per catch, 8 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 132.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s also a catch-and-run threat, a creative runner who has good vision in the open field; he’ll be an option to return kicks as well.
  • Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his arms rather than pure speed.
  • Thomas is quicker than fast and lacks elite wheels to simply blow by defenders, but Thomas has good football speed.
  • Tracks the ball well downfield and shows good ball skills, including the ability to go up and high-point it in contested-catch situations.
  • Although he is more of a possession target than a field stretcher, he fiercely competitive demeanor and run-after-catch ability make him a major threat in the middle of the field.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
  • Hands are good, not great. Will drop some easy balls and sometimes will body catch. Occasionally fails to high point.
  • He’s not physically imposing. Thomas is small-framed and won’t be able to carry much more weight.
  • He also had problems with drops when coming back to the action. Thomas has some issues against press coverage, sometimes spending too much time hand fighting at the line of scrimmage.
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How other scouting services rate Thayer Thomas (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
651.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
80.0