Jason’s Official 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Miami(Fla.) DE Chad Thomas

Chad Thomas, DE, Miami(Fla.)

Scouting Report:

Thomas finished his career at Miami(Fla.), where he played in 50 career games, where he had 103 tackles, 26.0 for loss, 10.0 sacks, 8 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumbles recovered. He has great edge rusher size, he has good speed, is a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He is a very relentless defender, a hard hitter, he also powers his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the ball carrier, and he does not get pushed around that easily. He is also a tough nosed player, and has good instincts. He also gets a good push on the offensive line. On the other hand, while he has good speed, he does not have elite edge rush speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Thomas as a day 3 pick when it is all said and done.