Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas

Measurements
  • Height
    6046
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    258lbs
  • Arm
    33 7/8
  • Speed
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Peter Engler - Scout
Isaiah Thomas
  • Overall Rank
    214
  • Position Rank
    26
  • Position
    ED
  • Age
    24.6 Years
  • Team
    OKLAHOMA

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 9 4 0.0 5.1% 0.0 1 PD
2019 11 7 2.0 10.0% 2.0
2020 11 31 12.0 15.6% 7.5 2 PD, 1 FF
2021 12 38 10.5 10.9% 7.0 3 PD, 3 FF

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Above the line height with limited weight. Bulky arms with filled, high-cut frame. Adequate length. Large rear and legs. No reported injuries. Arrested in June 2021 for failure to appear on a previous petty larceny charge (not suspended by team). Opted out of final bowl game.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Comfortable as read defender against RPOs, taking away options effectively. Maintains his assignment consistently. … Can lose focus when out of the play, missing tackles on cutback runs. Average effort, taking some snaps off. Not as violent as desired.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Very flexible knees with adequate ankle flexion. Adequate play strength, can overpower weaker OL… Average foot speed and explosiveness. Limited COD, struggling to redirect in space. Stiffness in hips.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Quick laterally at the LOS to beat Reach. Uses a quick Swim with either arm to clear low defender and penetrate. Adequate ability at the POA, engaging with well-placed punch, keeping adequate leverage and staying aware of ballcarrier. Can set the edge. Against Pass, above the line timing and demonstrates a plan, winning when he gets into chest and works to edge, using ankle flexibility to turn corner. Adequate closing speed. Gets hands up to impact throwing lanes, with some PBUs. … Average upfield burst. Lacks play strength to consistently extend in Shed. Displays average disengage, with average arm speed to swipe, struggling to clear chest. Against Pass, lacks body control to shrink frame and gives up chest too easily. Won't win in a phone booth against IOL and lacks pure power to consistently bullrush. Misses tackles at extension.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    5
  • Pass Rush
    5
  • Heavy Handedness
    5
  • Point of Attack
    6
  • Disengage
    5
  • Closing Speed
    6
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    5
  • Play Temperament
    4
Grade 5.1

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
RS Senior who has started 22 of 43 career games, including 11 of 12 in 2021. Four-star HS prospect who redshirted in 2017 and slowly increased play time. Became a regular starter in 2020, named second-team All-Big 12 each of next two years. Under DC Alex Grinch (third season) and DL Coach Calvin Thibodeaux (sixth season), player was a versatile 1-gap DL, playing everywhere from 2i to the occasional 9-tech. Most frequently at 2 and 5 in a flexible 3-4/4-3 defense. Rotational 4-3 DE you can win despite in a 1-gap system. Sizeable DE with sufficient strength and instincts to fill a role, especially against Zone Run teams. Lacks burst/COD to be a primary pass-rusher or win in space.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Iowa State
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Excelled against RPO-based offense, with 4 pressures, 3 hurries, and a sack
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Baylor
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Looked slow with only 1 pressure
Best Trait
Size
Pro Comparison
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