Selected:¬†Round 6, Pick 206 overall
- Tough, versatile athlete¬†
- Four-year starter, accountable¬†
- Shows great awareness, high football IQ
- Strong tackler, loves to hit
- Plays much bigger than his size
- Undersized frame that can struggle against bigger athletes¬†
- Average range, displays stiff hips at times
- Question about his fit at NFL level¬†
The Patriots love to bring in young defensive backs and Thomas is a player with potential. He’s not necessarily a starter, as he could struggle to find a perfect fit, but Belichick loves versatility. Even though he’s 5’9, the Georgia Tech defensive back plays much bigger ¬†on the field delivering crushing blows to opponents.
Thomas should be able to contribute¬†on special teams right away, his ticket to potentially landing on the 53-man roster, but he could elevate himself into a much larger role in the future. He could play cornerback, nickel (in the slot) and strong safety at times. His toughness and competitive spirt stands out.
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