Photo of Cam Thomas
Grade
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 190LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Very tall cornerback with length. Aware and alert at all times on the field. Watches over the field like a safety from the corner position. Attacks wide receiver screens and option game being run his way. Squats on routes and reads receivers to anticipate their breaks. Has feel for routes in zone coverage and reads quarterback's eyes to get head start on the throw. Flashes desired ball skills (11 career interceptions). Understands and executes his role in run support.

Weaknesses

Has high center of gravity and plays too tall. At times, struggles to find feet when firing forward on ball and loses his footing. Needs to play with more bend. Gets knocked off balance at top of route by physical receivers. Below-average burst to close. Poor deep speed. Shows very little recovery speed when beaten over the top. Drops anchor on first move and opens himself to double moves. Benefits from competition level.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"Their secondary had some issues stopping the deep ball on the other side of Thomas, so he wasn't really challenged as much as he should have been. If offenses would have gone after him, I think his speed issue would have shown up more often." -- AFC East scout

Bottom Line

Long, angular cornerback with a willingness to tackle and an understanding of how to play the game, but his lack of functional speed could doom him at cornerback in the NFL. If he can fill out his thin frame with more muscle, he might have a shot at transitioning to safety, but his body type doesn't look ready for that move just yet.
-Lance Zierlein
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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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