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Combine Results

Grade
5.0 ?
  • 32 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 7/8" Arm Length
  • 327LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

The Oklahoma prep began his college career at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College in 2010. Played in 11 games and recorded 51 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and five sacks with two passes batted and one forced fumble. Transferred to Arkansas in '11 and appeared in 12 games (five starts) that fall, tallying 23-2.5-1. Missed one game with a leg injury. In '12, he saw action in all 12 games (two starts) and had 18-5-2.5. Started the first seven games of '13, managing 31-6-3.5 suffering a season-ending broken left leg against South Carolina. Had surgery in October, but had not recovered in time for the NFL Scouting Combine. Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Has good body mass. Can keep blockers occupied, fight the double team and control gaps. Plays hard and competes. Is a respected team leader.

Weaknesses

Round-bodied. Struggles to play off or split the double team. Limited short-area range and closing burst. Gets stuck in place and struggles to disengage blocks. Lacks power to walk back blockers or generate a push.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A heavy-bodied, short-range, effort player, Thomas did not finish the season after breaking a bone in his leg. Can fend for a role as a rotational wave backup in the pros. Practice-squad candidate.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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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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