3. Solomon Thomas, Stanford (6-3, 275) — Film Grade: 84.0
Quick Take: Thomas may be the most versatile edge player in the draft class.
While he did play defensive end in Stanford’s 3-4 front and line up as an interior rusher on third downs, Thomas has the athleticism to play from a two-point stance as a rush backer. He can also line up as a traditional 4-3 defensive end.
In the Packers scheme, Thomas would fit well in their “elephant” position, but it’s unlikely he’ll last to the end of the first round.
Thomas has a strong punch off the line, has the strength to hold the point of attack, and he uses his hands well to disengage from blockers. He may also be the top run defender on the edge.