Photo of Carlos Thompson
4.8 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 243LBS. Weight



Comes off the snap in position to snap his hips and fire under the pads of blockers. Shows a willingness to be physical at point of attack against fullbacks or tight ends when setting the edge as stand­-up linebacker. Was asked to drop into space at times. Reads play­-action quickly. Consistent motor in pursuit of the play.


Duck-­footed with tapered lower body that fails him in the strength department when asked to battle tackles. Slow reaction off the snap and equally slow twitch as an athlete. Will show a bull rush and some very basic hand usage, but not enough pass-rushing acumen to threaten the edge. Marginal change of direction in space.

Draft Projection


Bottom Line

Rotational defensive end who was slightly better when standing than with a hand on the ground. Slow to fire upfield off the snap and lacks the quickness around the corner and talent with his hands to be an NFL pass rusher. Relies on effort, but that might not be enough in the NFL.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.