Solomon Thomas
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.90
Starter

Solomon Thomas

Edge
Stanford
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-2 5/8
  • Weight: 273
  • 40-Yard: 4.69
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

A great competitor who goes all out on every play. He is strong, tough and physical. Uses his hands as well as any defensive lineman in this draft. Plays bigger than size. Very good initial quickness. Able to handle much bigger opponents.

Weak Points

Lacks ideal height to play DE in a 4-3 but has good arm length. May be scheme-limited. Still has to prove he can drop into coverage and play OLB in a 3-4. Has some "tweener" to him, meaning he plays like a tackle but has the size of an edge.

The Way We See It

If Thomas was 6-3, 290, he may well be a top-8 player as a 3-technique. He can easily play either end in a 4-3 but he lacks ideal height for that position. Still, with his longer arms, he plays bigger than he measures and is a very good player. Has a great combination of speed, athleticism and competitiveness to go along with excellent hand use. Still has to prove he can play on his feet so the 3-4 teams are interested. If that happens, he may still be a top-10 selection. Worst case is the top 15 as of now. This guy will be an outstanding NFL player.