Player Bio: Jemea Thomas

Derek Havens
May 11, 2014 at 08:10am ET

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Name: Jemea Thomas

Position: Defensive back

School: Georgia Tech

Selected: Round 6, Pick 206 overall

Height: 5'9

Weight: 192

Strengths:

  • Tough, versatile athlete 

  • Four-year starter, accountable 

  • Shows great awareness, high football IQ

  • Strong tackler, loves to hit

  • Plays much bigger than his size


Weaknesses:

  • Undersized frame that can struggle against bigger athletes 

  • Average range, displays stiff hips at times

  • Question about his fit at NFL level 


Analysis: 

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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