Biography: Two-year starter who played in 10 games last season, leading Syracuse with 82 tackles, six interceptions and three pass breakups. Dismissed from the team in November due to off-the-field issues. Junior totals included 92 tackles with one interception.
Positives: Opportunistic safety best between the numbers. Effectively reads the action, displays a degree of explosion in his game and flashes on the scene out of nowhere. Possesses a good straight-line burst of speed, quick up the field and hard hitting. Makes a lot of athletic plays and displays good hands. Tough and stout run defender.
Negatives: Very quick to leave his backpedal in coverage. Shows indecision when the ball is in the air. Lacks great speed out to the sidelines.
Analysis: Thomas displayed a variety of skill the past two seasons, but off-the-field incidents marred his college career. He's rough around the edges yet has the underlying ability to succeed at the next level if he makes football a priority.
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