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Kevin Thomas (CB)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    192 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    USC
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Indianapolis Colts
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 30 (94)
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Pick Analysis: The Colts add depth to their secondary with the addition of Kevin Thomas. The Southern California standout had been one of the stars of the pre-draft season, and his intriguing skill set could flourish in the Colts' zone-based scheme.

Overview

Thomas was a starter for only one season at USC. He has a good combination of size and athleticism for the cornerback position but doesn't have great strength in block protection or in tackling in run support. His length enables him to make plays on the ball, but he is inconsistent to re-route receivers off the line of scrimmage. He is an inconsistent reactor which makes him vulnerable to double moves and losing leverage in coverage as well as in run support. Thomas breaks down well in space but isn't a reliable open-field tackler. He runs well, but his technique (footwork, transition angles, etc.) need to improve for him to be consistently effective in both man and zone coverages. Thomas has the talent and size to develop into an effective NFL cornerback, but he needs to improve in several areas as well as answer durability concerns at the next level.


Strengths

Thomas is tall and well built with great length. Has an explosive first step and good top-end speed. Uses long arms to make plays even when he loses position. Has loads of potential given his rare combination of size and athleticism.

Weaknesses

Reacts slowly at times and is susceptible to double moves. Does not get a good press at the line of scrimmage. Sloppy footwork and poor angles neutralize his speed. Not a good open field tackler in run support. Has a history of injuries and durability is a concern.

Grade

7.1

 
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