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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