2017 NFL Draft Analytics Profile: Soloman Thomas

2017 NFL Draft Profiles

Soloman Thomas

Defensive End/3-4 OLB

Team Stanford
Age (On Draft Day) 21.36
Height 6-3
Weight 273
Arm Length 33
Hand Size 9.375
Age Percentile 96.56
MSA Percentile 94.47
Solo Tackle Market Share 91.33
Sack Market Share 58.79
TFL Market Share 85.43
Explosive Lower Body Strength Score 95.79
Speed Score 94.34
Flexibility Score 98.90
Short Shuttle (SS) 4.28
3-Cone 6.95
Bench 30

 

Prospect CHECKLIST

Yes Hit Multiple All-Pro Age Percentile: 81 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers Since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 81 Percentile or Higher of age ranked from youngest to oldest
Yes Hit Multiple All-Pro Age Percentile: 64 or Higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers Since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 64 Percentile or Higher of age ranked from youngest to oldest
Yes Hit All-Pro Market Share MSA Percentile: 76 or Higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 76 Percentile or Higher of MSA
Yes Long-term Starter MSA Percentile: 50 or Higher 78% of 64 Start or more Edge Rushers since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were in the 50 Percentile or higher of MSA
Yes All-Pro Solo Tackle Market Share Score: 80 or Higher 100% of multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1989 NFL Draft class had a solo tackle market share score of 80 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Solo Tackle Market Share Score: 55 or Higher 100% of multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1989 NFL Draft class had a solo tackle market share score of 55 or higher
No All-Pro Sack Market Share Score: 84.67 or Higher 100% of multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1989 NFL Draft class had a sack market share score of 84.67 or higher
No Pro Bowl Sack Market Share Score: 67.08 or Higher 80% of multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1989 NFL Draft class had a sack market share score of 67.08 or higher
Yes All-Pro TFL Market Share Score: 78.14 or Higher 100% of multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1989 NFL Draft class had a TFL market share score of 78.14 or Higher
Yes Pro Bowl TFL Market Share Score: 57.66 or Higher 80% of multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1989 NFL Draft class had a TFL market share score of 57.66 or higher
No  All-Pro Height: 6-4 or Taller 100% of Multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 6-4 or Taller
Yes Pro Bowl Height: 5-11 or Taller 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1996 NFL Draft Class were 5-11 or Taller
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Arm Length: 32’ or Longer 100% of multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 32’’ or longer Arm Length
Yes All-Pro and Pro Bowl Hand Size: 8 7/8’’ or Bigger 100% of Multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1996 NFL Draft class had 8 7/8’’ or Bigger
Yes All-Pro Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 57.50 or higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 57.50 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 30.89 or higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 30.89 or higher
Yes Starter Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: 7.89 or higher 100% of 64 start or more Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had an explosive lower body strength score of 7.89 or higher
Yes All-Pro Speed Score: 71.18 or higher 100% of Multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 71.18 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Speed Score: 57.58 or higher 100% of Multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 57.58 or higher
Yes Starter Speed Score: 17.84 or higher 100% of 64 Start or more Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a speed score of 17.84 or higher
Yes All-Pro Flexibility Score: 76.70 100% of Multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 76.70 or higher
Yes Pro Bowl Flexibility Score: 69.87 or higher 91% Multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 69.87 or higher
Yes Starter Flexibility Score: 6.07 or higher 100% of 64 Start or more Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a flexibility score of 6.07 or higher
Yes All-Pro SS: 4.34 or Lower 100% of multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a Short Shuttle of 4.34 or >
Yes Pro Bowl SS: 4.47 or Lower 100% of multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a Short Shuttle of 4.47 or >
Yes All-Pro 3-Cone: 7.11 or Lower 100% of multiple All-Pro Edge Rushers since 1998 NFL Draft Class had a 3-Cone of 7.11 or >
Yes Pro Bowl 3-Cone: 7.37 or Lower 100% of multiple Pro Bowl Edge Rushers since the 1998 NFL Draft Class had a 3-Cone of 7.11 or >
Yes Starter Bench: 13 or More 100% of multiple 64 Start or more Edge Rushers since 1998 had at least 13 reps on the bench

*MSA Rating: The average score of a prospect’s market share production, strength of schedule and age percentile scores

*Explosive Lower Body Strength Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s vertical, broad jump and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Speed Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s 40-yard dash and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

*Flexibility Score: A score formulated from a prospect’s short shuttle, 3-Cone and mass density measured against all his positional peers since 1998.

 

Metric Analysis: Soloman Thomas has a very strong profile for NFL success. Elite athleticism for his size with solid physical measures. The only area of concern is Thomas’ low sack market share. But most of that is due to playing inside versus outside. His production graded All-Pro when I ran his data through interior defensive linemen.

 

And there will be some comparing him to Chris Long due to the similarities of usage. However, Thomas is entering two years earlier than Long. And Thomas had significantly higher production overall than Long. You need to take a step back and realize that this is the second most athletic Edge in this class. Where the sky is the only limit to how impactful he can be inside or out.

 

ATH Comp: Justin Houston

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