EDGE – #5 Oregon
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
High School: (Los Angeles, CA)
HS Rating: 5 star (0.9987)
Phil Steele: PS#1
Kayvon Thibodeaux Scouting Report
Kayvon Thibodeaux has a very effective speed to generate a powerful speed rush. So fast off the edge. Incredible lateral quickness. Very explosive through the rep. Ridiculous body control. Very good first step. Kind of ridiculous, actually. Best in the class, would be among the best in the league. So hard to prepare for. Extremely explosive. Blasts through gaps. Accelerates extremely well.
Has some excellent pure brute strength. Excellent balance. Has some great bend to work under the block consistently. Absolutely abused lower level offensive tackles. Has the ability to take over games. Strong hand usage. Very strong hands. Deflects the initial engagement with ease.
Clean wrap-up technique. Strong tackler, works through the ball carrier. Typically a good space defender. Was asked to play more coverage in 2021. Offers good run defense off of the perimeter. Motor is tireless and through the play. Thibodeaux consistently plays through the whistle on every play.
Kayvon Thibodeaux pre-Combine projection
Kayvon Thobodeaux is a very versatile defensive line prospect that has the extraordinary ability to play every position in the front four. He can play any tech and outside linebacker, much like a RUSH EDGE in a 3-4 front. His versatility and impact ability will not only make him valuable across all defenses in the NFL.
We like Thibodeaux as the favorite for the first overall pick. His abilities are unbelievable and he’s the best prospect in this class by a good mile. He shouldn’t be available after the third pick.