RANK

29

TEAM DRAFTED

POSITION RANK

3

2021 DRAFT ROUND

EVAL GRADE

Potential Upside

OVERALL PICK #

Football Scout 365

Carlos Basham Jr.

EDGE

Wake Forest

EVALUATION GRADE DEFINITIONS

INSTANT IMPACT PLAYER

The prospect has consistently performed at the highest level in big moments vs. top competition. The player is an elite athlete, with elite traits that are apparent when watching his film. The player consistently demands an opponent's attention, which opens up opportunities for his teammates to thrive. He makes his team better by just being on the field.

POTENTIAL UPSIDE

The player produced at an above-average to elite level against top competition but sometimes lacked consistency. The player performed at an elite level vs. average competition but often disappeared against top competition or did not compete in a division with high-level competition. The player needs to develop their skill set further. The margin for improvement may vary. The player possesses all of the physical tools but lacked development in high school and college that an NFL level coach could develop. The player might lack certain physical tools needed in specific NFL schemes. The player might have lacked a work ethic or needs to improve attention to detail.

DEVELOPMENTAL

The player produced at an above-average to elite level against top competition but sometimes lacked consistency. The player performed at an elite level vs. average competition but often disappeared against top competition or did not compete in a division with high-level competition. The player needs to develop their skill set further. The margin for improvement may vary. The player possesses all of the physical tools but lacked development in high school and college. The player might be considered scheme dependent.

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COMBINE MEAURABLES

Height

Weight

6'3"

281 lbs

Year

RS Senior

40 Time

Vertical

Broad

SCOUTING REPORT

A big play waiting to happen, Basham compiled 19.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles from 2018-20. He was also a force in the backfield, collecting 32 TFL's in that same span. Basham plays with power and wants to win by bullying his blocker into the QB's lap. For him to be an elite edge player in the NFL, he has to get stronger to match NFL tackle strength; he cannot try to win with power at all times if he is not stronger. He is not a flashy edge guy with many moves, which is an area where he can improve. He has what it takes to be a starter at the NFL level. He projects as a 4-3 edge player.

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