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Juanyeh Thomas

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Georgia Tech

Strengths 

6'3"

Height

Weight

205

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan

Final Grade

6.77

Juanyeh Thomas has a strong level of play recognition, position versatility, and communication skills. Plays a ton of aggression and confidence when he is on the field making. His confidence is shown as he is one of the leaders on this defense. Thomas has strong lateral agility which helps when he changes directions. His strength and balance is the strongest part of his athleticism. Thomas is good in zone coverage and has smooth hip fluidity. Thomas has the ability to be a playmaker. He has good closing quickness and can make stops immediately on defense and special teams. Not the best blitzer but shows flashes of his ability to find gaps.

Weaknessess

His foot quickness but it gets very sloppy at points. Needs to work more on a smoother transition when he moves side to side. Thomas struggles in man to man coverage. He has to be consistent with both his hip fluidity and recovery in coverage. He does not have the best High-Point ability when he is trying to get the football but does have some of the ball skills needed for a safety. Thomas can be dominated easily by offensive lineman and have a poor stance when engaging with blocks. Must take better angles when in pursuit of players. Can have trouble wrapping defenders. Durability is a concern as he dealt with a lower body injury during the 2018 season.

Lower Body (2018)

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Clemson(2021), Duke(2021), Miami(2021), Notre Dame(2020), UCF(2020)

Big Picture

Juanyeh Thomas has a strong level of play recognition, position versatility, and communication skills. Plays a ton of aggression and confidence when he is on the field making. His confidence is shown as he is one of the leaders on this defense. Thomas has strong lateral agility which helps when he changes directions. His strength and balance is the strongest part of his athleticism. Thomas is good in zone coverage and has smooth hip fluidity. Thomas has the ability to be a playmaker. He has good closing quickness and can make stops immediately on defense and special teams. Not the best blitzer but shows flashes of his ability to find gaps. His foot quickness but it gets very sloppy at points. Needs to work more on a smoother transition when he moves side to side. Thomas struggles in man to man coverage. He has to be consistent with both his hip fluidity and recovery in coverage. He does not have the best High-Point ability when he is trying to get the football but does have some of the ball skills needed for a safety. Thomas can be dominated easily by offensive lineman and have a poor stance when engaging with blocks. Must take better angles when in pursuit of players. Can have trouble wrapping defenders. Durability is a concern as he dealt with a lower body injury during the 2018 season. I can see Juanyeh Thomas being selected in either the 6th or 7th round.

Team Fit

SEA

MIN

DET

Player Comp

Athleticism:

6.88

7.25

Juanyeh has decent foot quickness but it gets very sloppy at points. Thomas has strong lateral agility which helps when he changes directions but needs to work more on a smoother transition when he moves side to side. Thomas has decent speed but can at points be fast especially when on special teams. His strength and balance is the strongest part of his athleticism especially for a guy Juanyeh Thomas's size.

Foot Quickness
Lateral Agility
Speed
Play Strength
Balance
6.2
6.5
6.7
7.5
7.5

6.48

Coverage Ability:

7.25

7.25

Big Play Ability

Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
Recovery
Hip Fluidity
6.20
6.7
6.5
6.5

Thomas struggles in man to man coverage and is more of a zone coverage defender. Thomas does have smooth hip fluidity in coverage especially when he is changing directions and recovering when he struggles in coverage but has to be consistent with both.

Playmaking:

6.6

7.25

Thomas has the ability to be a playmaker. He has good closing quickness and can make stops immediately on defense and special teams. He does not have the best High-Point ability when he is trying to get the football but does have some of the ball skills needed for a safety. Not the best blitzer but shows flashes of his ability to find gaps. Thomas needs to work on his timing to make plays in the backfield

Closing Quickness
Ball Skills
High-Point Ability
Blitzing
6.7
7
6
6.7

Run Support:

6.36

7.25

Thomas does a solid job engaging with blocks and has the ability to fill in gaps on occasion. But can be dominated easily by offensive lineman and have a poor stance when engaging with blocks. Has bad range and needs to take better angles when in pursuit of players. Thomas clean up the way that he tackles as he can have trouble wrapping defenders.

Engage with blocks
Range
Pursuit angles
Tackling
6.5
6.7
5.75
6.5

Competitiveness:

6.97

Aggression
Confidence
Consistency/Motor
7.2
7.2
6.5

Plays with a ton of aggression and confidence when he is on the field making. His confidence is shown as he is one of the leaders on this defense. Thomas has to be more consistent with the way he plays but has a high motor .

Intelligence:

7.17

7.25

Has stong level of play recognition on defense and special teams. Thomas does has position versatility and communication skills.

Play Recognition
Position Versatility
Communication
7.5
7
7