Kayvon Thibodeaux partook in Oregon’s Pro Day on Friday.

He had quite a contingent of NFL personnel on hand to see the show. According to Jim Nagy, the executive director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl, all 32 NFL clubs were in Eugene to watch Thibodeaux. That included a seven-person traveling party from the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks each as well as a five-person contingent from the New York Giants that reportedly included the team’s General Manager.

Thibodeaux’s draft stock is one of the toughest to gauge in the first round. As the draft draws closer and closer, misinformation runs rampant from clubs hoping to influence perception and see a player they like fall to them where he shouldn’t. Perhaps that’s happening with the former Oregon edge rusher. Thibodeaux’s had his character, motor, film, and ability all questioned throughout the process.

What’s the craziest thing he’s heard so far?

“The most ridiculous thing I’ve heard is that I’m not the best player in this draft,” he told reporters, per Duck Digest’s Max Torres. “Other than that, I don’t really list to everything else. That, to me, is outrageous just with the film, with the numbers, and what I can do as far as my ability. I have confidence in what I can do.”

Thibodeaux didn’t run the 40 or participate in the vertical jump at his pro day, but he did log a 119-inch broad jump and an unofficial 4.34-second shuttle time. The broad jump would have been the 15th-best among defensive ends and edge rushers at the NFL Scouting Combine (23 guys participated at the time). Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson, who Thibodeaux has been neck and neck with for months atop draft boards, posted a 117-inch broad jump at the Combine. Thibodeaux’s shuttle time would have been the fifth-fastest at the Combine (10 participated).

Some more footage of Thibodeaux’s workout:

Thibodeaux wrapped a three-year Ducks career this fall with 50 stops in 11 appearances, 12 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass breakup.

He’ll depart Eugene tied for seventh in program history with 19 career sacks in 31 games. His 34.5 career tackles for loss ranked fifth-most among active Power 5 players since the start of the 2019 season (his freshman year). He also led the nation in 2019 with seven fourth-quarter sacks.

The 6-foot-4, 254-pound California native was a unanimous All-American in 2021, a second-team All-American in 2020, a freshman All-American in 2019, a three-time All-Pac-12 First Team selection, the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year, and a Pac-12 Championship Game MVP.

The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 28.