Conference: Atlantic Coast
40 Time: 5.01
Biography: Part-time starter the past three seasons, recorded 16 tackles as a senior after 18/3/1 as a junior.
Positives: Hard-working defensive lineman with limited upside and athleticism. Works hard to get off blocks, grinds it out on the inside, and nicely redirects to ball handlers. Plays with a non-stop motor, and goes hard until the whistle blows.
Negatives: Handled at the point by a single blocker. Displays a marginal burst to his game.
Analysis: Thacker is a workmanlike defensive lineman with marginal size and poor speed. He makes plays with hustle, and as such, has an outside shot to make it as a backup for a four-man line in the NFL.
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