Carlos Basham Jr.

EDGE, Wake Forest

  • Conf Atlantic Coast - Atlantic
  • Jersey #18
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 6'5"
  • DOB 12/16/1997
  • WT 275 lbs


    PROS: Balanced defender with sound ability as a pass rusher and run defender. ID’s blocking schemes quickly, particularly against the run with an understanding of how to counter. Gap-sound defender that understands run fits. Illustrates good rush variety but his best move is the inside rip move. Also features a good spin move, bull rush and club/swim combo. Takes good rush angles and never gets too far up the field. There are plenty of positive reps where he takes a wide-9 alignment, rushes with good tilt and applies pressure. Motor always runs hot. 29 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks and three forced fumbles across 2018 and 2019. 

    CONS: Modest athlete that isn’t overly sudden, twitchy or flexible. Has plenty of initial rush moves but getting to his counters and fleshing out his secondary/ancillary moves is needed. Wish there was more pop in his hands and a bit more functional strength at the point of attack, particularly when anchoring against down blocks. Has challenges clearing his pads once the blockers hands are fit.