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Kayvon Thibodeaux NFL Draft Predictions, Stats & Profile (Updated)

Larry Rupp
Kayvon Thibodeaux NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile.
Kayvon Thibodeaux NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile. / Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard / USA

Updated (Thursday, April 28, 8:41 p.m. ET): Kayvon Thibodeaux was selected No. 5 overall by the New York Giants. Thibodeaux was in the No. 1 overall pick conversation earlier this offseason, and despite his late slide down draft boards, he remains an intriguing pick as the third defensive end off the board at No. 5. Check out The Duel's pick-by-pick analysis and draft grades here.

Kayvon Thibodeaux entered the pre-draft process as the potential No. 1 overall pick, but has since been taken out of that conversation entirely. Many analysts and mock drafts still project the Oregon standout to be selected within the top 10, though.

If you're looking to familiarize yourself with the 21-year-old and his powerful techniques, here's everything you need to know about the young edge rusher.

Kayvon Thibodeaux Mock Draft 2022

ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.

ESPN: Houston Texans (No. 3)
CBS Sports: New York Jets (No. 4)
Sporting News: New York Jets (No. 4)

Kayvon Thibodeaux Draft Stock & Draft Projection

Top 3
- Houston Texans (No. 3) - 1
Top 5
- New York Jets (No. 4) - 2

All signs point to Thibodeaux being a top five pick and landing with a rebuilding team in major need of a powerful edge rusher. Aside from these three squads, the New York Giants at No. 5 or No. 7 overall line up perfectly as another possible suitor for Thibodeaux.

Kayvon Thibiodeaux NFL Draft Odds

NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Thibodeaux as a -115 favorite to be a top-3 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. His over/under is set at pick 4.5, with -138 odds on the under. All three highlighted mock drafts have him being taken before the fifth overall pick and hitting the under.

Kayvon Thibodeaux Stats

2021: Oregon Ducks
- 49 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, 1 pass defended in 10 games played
2020: Oregon Ducks
- 42 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 3 pass defended in 7 games played
2019: Oregon Ducks
- 35 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, 3 passes defended in 13 games played

Thibodeaux's best statistical season came as a freshman in 2019 when he burst onto the scene with a team-leading 9.0 sacks. It's worth noting he kept on pace for a better season this past fall, but had to deal with an ankle injury. He was named a 2021 consensus All-American for his efforts.

Kayvon Thibodeaux Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash

All height, weight and workout information is from
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 254 lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.58 seconds

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