BIOGRAPHY: Former reserve who moved into the starting lineup as a senior and went on to win All-Conference honors.
POSITIVES: Explosive small-area blocker whose draft stock is on the rise. Quickly gets into blocks, stays square, and bends his knees. Plays with a nasty attitude, always looking to hit someone, and jolts defenders at the point. Gets good initial push off the line. Turns defenders from the action and works to finish blocks. Displays good awareness picking up blitzes.
NEGATIVES: Lacks ability in space and struggles in anything other than a small area. Cannot adjust to defenders.
ANALYSIS: Thomas came on as a senior and turned himself into a draftable prospect. He must improve his footwork and ability in pass protection, yet he.s a solid developmental prospect who could make a practice squad.