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Josh Thomas (DB)
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Weight:
    191 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 5/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Buffalo
  • Conference:
    Mid-American
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Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 12 (143)

Pick Analysis: The Cowboys wait until the later rounds to address their secondary concerns but pick up a quality cover corner in Thomas. He has good instincts and awareness but lacks elite speed. While he might not factor into the starting lineup early in his career, he could be a quality addition to their sub-packages.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.5 sec
  • Bench Press13.0 reps
  • Broad Jump126.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.99 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.15 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.25 sec
Buzz

Overview

Thomas has the upside to potentially turn into a starting corner with some improved awareness and overall refinement to his game. At this stage, has the size, coverage skills, and hands to provide quality depth as a backup. Can hold up in man, will press effectively and has the athleticism to stick with and trail receivers. Zone coverage instincts are still developing, but can locate his man and make open field tackles in the flats. Hands are good and can extend away from his body for an interception. Has the right mentality against the run, just needs some more consistency. Thomas is a Day 3 prospect.


Strengths

Thomas has solid corner size and speed. Is a smooth, fluid overall athlete with very good coverage skills. Can flip his hips, turn and run, and shadow in man coverage. Capable of jamming at the line. Can recover when beaten and close on the football. Good ball skills. Willing in run support.

Weaknesses

Can take too many risks in zone coverage. Will get sucked in by play-action. Occasionally gathers before reacting to plays in front of him. Struggles to get off blocks when playing down near the box. Pursuit angles in run support need work.

Grade

5.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Josh Thomas

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 05:33 p.m.

    Watch Buffalo DB Josh Thomas work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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