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supa_fly_steeler
04-14-2010, 07:52 AM
Scouting report: Earl Thomas, safety, Texas
http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2010-04-13/scouting-report-earl-thomas-safety-texas

NFL position: S
Height: 5-10 1/4
Weight: 208
40 time: 4.48
Current projection: First-round pick
NFL comparison: Antoine Bethea, Colts

Coverage skills: Can make plays on deep passes along the sideline. Plays the ball well when he can see it, but when he running with back to the quarterback doesn't always react in time. Turns and runs well with receivers man-to-man. Covers tight ends and running backs well man-to-man. In zone, reads the QB well from deep alignment. Closes fast and aggressively to break up passes or deliver hard hits. Is effective in all types of coverage. Grade: 7.0

Run/pass recognition: Is an instinctive player who reacts quickly to plays. Reads the play quickly and has the speed to chase down receivers sideline-to-sideline. Closes quickly on passes in front of him. Is rarely fooled on play-action fakes, and maintains his position in coverage. Grade: 7.5

Closing speed: Is a finisher. In coverage, has the burst to catch up with tight ends or running backs after initial separation. When chasing ballcarriers, at times stays upright and struggles to make good tackles. Grade: 8.5

Ball skills: Reaches in front of receivers to break up passes nicely. When back to the quarterback, lacks ball awareness. When getting both hands on the ball, makes the interception. Grade: 6.5

Run support: Is aggressive. Moves through traffic and has the strength to fight through blocks by wide receivers. Often launches himself at ball carriers to make a violent hit, but can miss tackles this way. Sometimes overruns the ball carrier when upright in pursuit. Can be a strong and physical tackler in run support when under control, keeping knees bent and maintaining good balance. Grade: 7.5

Bottom line: Thomas, a junior, moved up draft boards as more teams fully vetted his film. Tennessee's Eric Berry has received more publicity and could well be the first safety drafted, but we feel confident that Thomas will be the better pro because he's much better against the run than Berry.

Why he will be drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers: His unselfless work ethnic, attitude and football skills would be an ideal fit for the Steelers, moreso he would be able play in Townsend's nickle position before coming the big dawg at free safety.

Steeldude
04-14-2010, 09:56 AM
how many of these threads are you going to make? we get it. you like thomas.

whatdoiknow
04-14-2010, 09:58 AM
I love him to. Too bad there is no chance he will be a Steeler. Earl Thomas is already a Miami Dolphin...Period!!!

supa_fly_steeler
04-14-2010, 10:30 AM
how many of these threads are you going to make? we get it. you like thomas.

As many as i want

wdsteel
04-14-2010, 10:49 AM
:applaudit: :applaudit: :applaudit: :applaudit:

supa_fly_steeler
04-14-2010, 11:12 AM
Im about as many threads of Kyle Wilson has as many interceptions, as a tribute

Steely McSmash
04-14-2010, 05:16 PM
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Why he will be drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers: His unselfless work ethnic, attitude and football skills would be an ideal fit for the Steelers, moreso he would be able play in Townsend's nickle position before coming the big dawg at free safety.

Wouldn't an unselfless attitude be a bad thing?

I like Thomas. Good pick if he's there.

supa_fly_steeler
04-14-2010, 05:37 PM
Wouldn't an unselfless attitude be a bad thing?

I like Thomas. Good pick if he's there.

I read it fromsomewhere else.

maybe they made unlessfishness.

I dunno.

All i know is he should be a steeler and play aside polamalu and not go to waste playing with someone disgraceful like yeremiah bell, honestly who wants to play for the dolphins lol

Psyychoward86
04-14-2010, 06:08 PM
Wouldn't an unselfless attitude be a bad thing?

I like Thomas. Good pick if he's there.

nice catch. fail typo right there haha.


I'm still sticking to my guns. I want Thomas badly.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
04-14-2010, 06:14 PM
nice catch. fail typo right there haha.

I personally like this one:



maybe they made unlessfishness


Earl Thomas is no more fish than any other prospect. :sofunny::sofunny:

supa_fly_steeler
04-14-2010, 07:00 PM
lmao my typo lol

Steel Glory
04-14-2010, 10:48 PM
Spoooooooooooooooooooooon!!!!!





Lol, just want to see if I get the reaction I think I will.