Juanyeh Thomas

Juanyeh Thomas

Measurements
  • Height
    6010
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    212lbs
  • Arm
    32 3/8
  • Speed
    4.55
S Combine Averages
  • Height
    5117
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    204lbs
  • Arm
    31 3/4
  • Speed
    4.56
Luke Strnad - Scout
Juanyeh Thomas
  • Overall Rank
    254
  • Position Rank
    16
  • Position
    S
  • Age
    22.0 Years
  • Team
    GEORGIA TECH

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 13 15 1 0.36 0 INT TD: 1
2019 12 60 3 0.78 0
2020 10 59 2 0.60 0 FF: 3
2021 11 76 5 1.10 1

Build

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

Average size safety, needs to add muscle in top half, but fills out lower half. Adequate length, long armed player. No signs of significant injuries playing in 47 games. Played CB before transitioning into safety.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 5.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Physical player. Adequate toughness, not afraid to stick his nose in the box to make a play. Limited instincts, reads and reacts with urgency but had notable busted assignments. Average effort and motor. Flies around if ball is close, but will take plays off if ball is away. Always near the ball at the end of the play.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average in explosiveness. Needs to work on footwork. Takes him time to get to top end speed. Average speed. Shows ability to play in a single high coverage and being able to play over the top. Limited in body control. Plays with a wide base, causes him to be off balance, and out of position. Limited bend and flexibility, pertaining to COD pursuing to the football. Flashes flexibility and bend while wrapping up for a tackle. COD is average. Crosses his feet occasionally with his first initial steps moving laterally. Plays with urgency and strong during the POA. Ability to wrap up and tackle.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 4.8

Technical

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

Average in back pedal. Inability to sink his hips. Hip fluidity is average. Allows his hips to open freely while scanning the field in coverage. Adequate in burst to close. Comes down hill fast with authority to close the distance. Shows ability to pursuit to the football well. Soft run fits with wide angles. Limited in plant and drive, ability to wrap and make a tackle. Typically bends well with his tackling. Occasionally will miss tackles by leaving his feet and not breaking down fully. Average in supporting the run. Has experience in playing in the box for a walk down safety. Takes wide angles, which creates the ball carrier to cut inside for help. Needs to work on continuing to keep his feet buzzing while initiating contact. Struggles to get off blocks against TE and OL. Limited in cover ability. In man to man gets exposed. Nosey in backfield in play action which hurts him to get out leveraged in deep coverage. Typically more comfortable playing zone and does well with help bracketing the receiver. Has the ability to play deep scanning QBs eyes. Ball skills are adequate. Allows his length to take over to create plays by swatting the ball away from distance. One of his best attributes against receivers.

  • Hip Fluidity
    5
  • Burst to Close
    6
  • Plant and Drive
    5
  • Run Support
    5
  • Cover Ability
    4
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    5
  • Backpedal
    5
  • Ball Skills
    6
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?
Thomas, JR DB at Georgia Tech, started in all 11 games, with 76 tackles. Played CB until making the transition into safety in 2019. Has excellent experience at the college level playing in 46 career games for Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech's top rated special teams player in 2018 with 12 special teams tackles. Rated a 3-star prospect according to ESPN and 247sports. His brother, Azende Rey plays football at Florida A & M. Honorable mention All-ACC in 2021. Achieving this under Geoff Collins (Head Coach) and Andrew Thacker (Defensive Coordinator). Overall, Thomas is a physical player that plays with urgency and strong during the POA. Shows adequate ability burst to close to close the distance and pursuits well to the football. Thomas has above the line length which helps his ball skills in coverage to create PBUs. Thomas will have to improve his body control, cover ability, eye discipline, and flexibility and bend in order to show his potential. Projected to 6-7 rounds to undrafted. Day 3 talent, that can be an impact on special teams.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • North Carolina
  • Sep - 25 - 2021
  • Burst to close: Physical POA, breaking down, and adequate tackling
  • iconWorst Game
  • Miami
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • Cover ability & body control; eye discipline in backfield, exposed over the top
Best Trait
Burst to close
Pro Comparison
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