Prospect: OLB/DE Martez Thrower
Projected Position: Defensive End
Status: SI All-American candidate
Vitals: 6-foot-1, 210 pounds
School: Rochelle (Ga.) Wilcox County
Committed to: Kentucky
Frame: Plenty of room for weight in his section and chest. Upper legs are strong.
Athleticism: Thrower’s ability to quickly sink his hips and explode forward scream the word athlete. For his size, Thrower’s lateral quickness is impressive. His upper leg and hip power is fantastic.
Instincts: Thrower finds a way to beat pulling offensive linemen to the hole the running back is intended to go. Very good at driving towards a ball carrier, getting low, and then finishing with a powerful tackle.
Polish: Thrower understands pursuit angles, and how to position his body in a way to best take on blockers or the ball carrier. Uses his later quickness to defeat offensive linemen in space without even being touched.
Bottom Line: Thrower provides the lateral quickness to play in the box or cover in space. He’s also a good blitzer. Thrower’s athleticism is very good and he will fill out his frame in college. He will be a multi-faceted college linebacker.