Junior college transfer who started one season at Iowa State. Made six starts in 2016 and was named Second Team All-Big 12, recording 23 tackles (9.5 for loss), three sacks and one interception. Made 15 tackles (2.5 for loss) with one sack as a junior in 2015.
Junior college transfer who displayed flashes of dominance the past two seasons. Athletic, explosive and moves well. Strong, keeps his feet moving and knocks blockers back with terrific hand punch. Quick off the snap, possesses a closing burst and attacks assignments. Nicely redirects or changes direction and brings ball carriers down in the open field. Flashes the ability to stand up tackles and disrupt the action.
Gets tall and does not play with proper pad level, making himself an easy target for opponents. Struggles getting off blocks and must develop more moves.
Thomas is an athletic freak who has flashed dominance the past two seasons but must improve his fundamentals. He comes with a tremendous amount of upside potential and offers possibilities at defensive tackle or as a two-gap end. Thomas is a solid developmental prospect who should get consideration on a practice squad.