BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who played in five games as a senior, posting 26/5.5/4. Junior totals were 45/10.5/4. Was briefly suspended from the team last season, only to return and eventually be dismissed from the program after a positive test for marijuana.
POSITIVES: Explosive interior lineman who is a force when focused on his game. Plays with good pad level, quickly gets off the snap and is fluid changing direction. Effectively uses his hands to protect himself or get off blocks and makes plays laterally.
NEGATIVES: Gets lazy and takes plays off. Does not give consistent effort trying to shed blocks. Has been in a lot of trouble the past eight months.
ANALYSIS: Possessing first-round physical skills, Thomas offers starting potential at the next level if he makes football a top priority and stays clean off the field.