MOBILE, Ala. — Carlos “Boogie” Basham was the main stalwart of the Wake Forest defense for the past two seasons.
Coming into Mobile on the heels of Top-50 draft hype, Basham wanted to prove his stock by showing out in one-on-ones and playing multiple positions. Basham received the feedback he wanted this week.
“They (the coaches) told me I’m very good, very versatile,” Basham said. “I learned three positions just this week.”
Basham lined up at his traditional defensive end spot multiple times this week, but also slid inside to the 5-technique and 3-technique at times. The move inside comes with Basham’s weight and ability to take on double teams. He has enough sand in his pants to do it.
In one-on-ones, Basham noted he did not face many ACC tackles. Thus, with a lack of experience, Basham built his base off of a common pass-rush plan.
“I have the same pass rush plan,” Basham said. “You know, speed rush and work off of that and see how it goes from there.”
Basham is likely to go within the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft after an impressive time at Wake Forest and a solid Senior Bowl week.
Alan Saunders contributed video and reporting from Mobile.