Nevertheless, he fights like a dog to spin off linemen and disengage back toward the football, and has a motor that never stops. Possesses natural fluidity in his hips and good range when asked to turn and run. Gets a deep drop into coverage and has the ability to be physical off the line vs. the tight and cleanly reroute in man. Can keep his eyes in the backfield and jump routes in zone, but again isn’t the most instinctive locating the football and will make some bad reads and lose track of his man trying to jump a route he thinks he sees.
Impression: He has a passion for the game, is a pretty good athlete and loves to fly around the field. Isn’t the most instinctive of guys and lacks ideal power at the point, but works hard and has a shot to play some special teams and make a roster as a reserve outside backer."
Positive: Undersized, one-gap linebacker best in pursuit. Fluid changing direction, can chase down the action from the back side, and has terrific sideline-to-sideline range. Covers a lot of area on the field, displays a burst to the play, and easily redirects to ball carriers.
Negative: Marginally instinctive and bites on play-action passes. Lacks bulk and gets swallowed up by blocks.
Analysis: Thomas has been a productive linebacker on the college level since his sophomore season. He projects as a backup weak side linebacker and special teams player for the next level."
Negatives: Does not disengage from blocks very well, can avoid bigger blockers in space, but typically does not stack and shed well... Instincts are just average at best, will get caught out of position, susceptible to misdirection plays at times... Does not have a large arsenal of pass-rushing moves, but has enough explosiveness to get to the quarterback in space... Not an extremely versatile linebacker at this point, will be most effective when dropping into coverage."
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