2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about JUANYEH THOMAS:
Georgia Tech, 6006 212 4.55. Three-year starter, Niceville, FL. Has solid height, size and length for the position. Has played one and two high in the deep zones along with dropping to the box. Flashes range in the deep zones with ability to chase over the top. Can get his hands on deep throws with functional speed and length. In the box, length shows getting under intermediate routes in outside zones. Quick to read run, he’s at his best in run support tracking downhill. Takes on straight up blocks with hands and knee bend. Adjusts well forward to make plays in space versus shifty runners. Takes good angles and leverages tackles. Fundamentally sound tackler for the most part. He gathers and squares up tackles with drive and finish, rarely giving up yards after contact. Average burst coming out of a pedal. He can be slow to flip his hips in the deep zones and has trouble getting over the top versus speed. A little stiff changing direction and moving laterally. Is not quick to process route combinations and eye discipline is inconsistent. Vulnerable to losing leverage on route breaks. In man, reps can mirror in a short space versus tight end but struggles with double moves. Has shown some skill as a returner and has some long kick returns in his career. Has been excellent on kick and punt coverage. Will need to play close to the line to succeed in the NFL. He has the physical attributes of a hybrid or nickel linebacker. Should be a core special team player in the NFL.
2021 stats: 81 T, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 5 PBU, 2 FF, 1 INT. OSR:15/16. Fifth/sixth round. (A-32 3/8, H-9 3/4, VJ-34.0, SS-4.18).