Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ahmad Thomas

Safety
School: Oklahoma | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 215 | 40: 4.66 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.24
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Three-year starter at free safety named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2016 after making 64 tackles with one sack. Earned Second Team All-Big 12 honors as a junior with 75 tackles, three interceptions and 1.5 sacks and started five games at strong safety in addition to eight at free safety. Recorded 74 tackles and an interception in 2014.
Pos: 
Physical defensive back with the deceptive speed. Plays much faster than his 40 time, has a closing burst and moves well laterally. Fluid pedaling in reverse, smooth turning his hips and shows good hands for the interception. Goes sideline to sideline and displays a good head for the ball. Keeps the action in front of him and quickly moves up the field defending running plays or screen passes.
Neg: 
Despite his size is not a secure tackler. Average quickness in his game. Average ball production.
Analysis: 
Thomas is an aggressive and hard-working defensive back effective stopping the run or covering the short pass. He projects as a prototypical strong safety and should lend a hand on special teams.