BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his junior campaign. Senior-year totals included 45/4/7 after 50/2/12 as a junior. Has an injury history, which includes a dislocated right shoulder and torn ligaments in his right knee.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized cornerback who.s at his best facing the action. Plays with a physical nature against receivers, quickly breaks to the throw, and has a burst of closing speed. Quick pedaling in reverse, plays with a savvy nature, and uses his frame to gain positioning on opponents.
NEGATIVES: Quick out of his back-pedal, lacks top-end speed, and struggles making plays with his back to the ball. Does a lot of face-guarding and rarely gets his head back around to locate the pass in the air.
ANALYSIS: Thomas offers outstanding size and has a physical nature to his game, yet he must be put in a system where the action is kept in front of him. He offers possibilities as a nickel back in a zone system.