Summer Scouting: Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE Oregon

Ladies and gentleman we are going to kick off our 2022 NFL Draft Cycle with our Summer Scouting series. Yes, I know the 2021 Draft just ended not too long ago, but we at DraftRite are dedicated to bringing you as much top quality content as we can, so let’s get this party started for the 2022 Cycle.

Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE Oregon

Measurables:

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 250lbs

Testing Stats: N/A

Strengths:

  • Thibodeaux displays great awareness while setting the edge, keeping his eyes focused in the backfield.
  • Absolute FREAK of an athlete
  • Uses his length to bully opposing tackles
  • Displays a good first step
  • Displays a variety of pass rush moves that are built off his freakish traits
  • Sets edge well
  • Great length
  • Provides good scheme versatility
  • Great awareness reading the plays


Weaknesses:

  • Not a ton of weight on his frame, needs to try to add some
  • Not sure how his ability to drop into coverage is
  • Displays a slight hesitation at the snap which causes him to be behind, but then his first step offsets that
  • Due to lighter frame, I need to see how he handles stronger tackles

Clips of Kayvon Thibodeaux:

Summary:

Kayvon Thibodeaux is an absolute freak for the Oregon defense who might just be the best defensive player in the nation. It’ll be interesting this season to see how Thibodeaux transitions into more of a OLB role for the Ducks (Per Himself). Thibodeaux is a crafty EDGE rusher who knows how to use his physical tool box to perfection. While he may not be as talented as the Bosa’s or as Chase Young, Thibodeaux has the ability to develop into a high profile EDGE who should compete for the 1st overall pick.

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