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Grade
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  • 5.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 323LBS. Weight

Overview

A three-year starter at left guard for the Terrapins, Thomas developed into an honorable mention ACC pick as a senior and could have contended for higher honors if not for an inconsistent offense. NFL teams looking for a drive-blocking guard will scout Thomas closely. Big and strong, Thomas is at his best attacking in short areas and driving straight ahead to create holes. Though he flashes the quickness to get to the second level, Thomas' lack of balance and agility in the open field doesn't make him a fit for zone-blocking teams. Had an arm span of 35 inches and a hand span of 9 1/2 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Good upper-body strength. ... A bit high with his hand placement, but keeps his feet chugging and can pop, turn and pancake his opponent to clear a hole. ... Good first-step quickness to get to the second level. ... Aggressive. ... Looks to hit someone and keeps his head on a swivel to help teammates when not covered up. ... Good effort downfield to block. ... Three-year starter. Negatives: Carries some unnecessary weight around the middle. ... Marginal lateral quickness. ... Struggles laterally in space, losing his balance when asked to make blocks in the open field or when helping with unexpected blitzes. ... Requires a medical check on right leg; missed half of the 2007 season due to a broken right fibula.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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