It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux out of Oregon.
Before the season began, many believed Kayvon Thibodeaux was to be the top overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. However, his draft stock has trended downwards slightly.
The following is a complete Kayvon Thibodeaux NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Kayvon Thibodeaux NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Edge Rusher
Weight: 254 lbs
College: Oregon Ducks
Kayvon Thibodeaux Stats 2021 | Oregon
Kayvon Thibodeaux Draft Profile
There are plenty of reasons why Kayvon Thibodeaux was thought to be the top prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. He has an absolutely unreal first step. His quickness is that of someone much lighter and smaller. Thibodeaux also has great flexibility and bend around the edge, making it tough for tackles to get their hands on him. With great length and broad shoulders as well, he is built to be an edge rusher in the NFL.
Whether it’s not being prepared or taking plays off, Thibodeaux has too many snaps where he has no moves or plan. He also loses the ball carrier too often in the running game. Possibly his biggest knock is the rumor of a poor work ethic or not being coachable, though this could be a rumor spread by a team hoping he falls to them.
Kayvon Thibodeaux Highlights
Kayvon Thibodeaux Draft Projection
Kayvon Thibodeaux is currently projected to be drafted by the New York Jets at No. 4.
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