|CB Kevin Thomas, Southern Cal.
|Pos. Rank: 7
|Grade: 2nd-3rd Round
The Good: Nice-sized cornerback best facing the action. Stays low in his backpedal, quick flipping his hips and has a burst out of his plant. Displays better than average ball awareness, plays heads-up football, and fights hard to defend the throw.
The Bad: Seems to struggle in zone and does not show great route recognition. Slow locating the ball with his back to the action.
The Verdict: After being used primarily as a backup prior to the 2009 season, Thomas showed flashes of ability last year. He possesses the size and the underlying skill to play at the next level as a nickel or dime back, yet he is an unfinished product and will need time to develop his game.