BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter at both the free and strong safety positions. Senior totals included 64/1/5 after 53/1/3 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Thatcher has been a protective college centerfielder, but he offers limited upside for the next level. He could be effective
as a zone safety and must make his mark on special teams.
NEGATIVES: Struggles when placed in man coverage situations. Lacks classic safety size.
ANALYSIS: Physical, run-defending safety best making plays up the field. Fast in a straight line, squares into ball carriers, and wraps
up at the point. Mixes it up with receivers who come across the middle, quickly picks up assignments, and effective facing
the action. Displays a burst of closing speed bearing down on the play.