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DT Walter Thomas?

Postby nuskins » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:12 pm

A man among boys it seems.....from a Yahoo sports article about rising draft prospects.

NW Mississippi CC defensive tackle Walter Thomas
If you ever wanted to know how to make 100 NFL scouts raise their eyebrows, set loose an unknown, 370-plus pound defensive tackle such as Thomas in late January. Thomas was highly recruited out of high school by most schools in the Big 12, and picked Oklahoma State where he stayed for just over a year before having academic issues.

Thomas ended up at the JC level and thanks to him being a native of Galveston, Texas found his way into the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Classic. He punished opposing defenders in one-on-one drills, using sheer strength, quickness off the ball and impressive balance for an athlete of his size. Thomas was also a sponge when it came to listening and taking to the coaching he received during the week.

His recent workout numbers wowed even the most hardened scout as he measured in at nearly 6-5, 373 pounds; ran between 5.11 and 5.20 in the 40; has 33 bench reps of 225 pounds; and had 11½-inch hands. Players of his size and agility just do not come along often enough for teams to pass on him once the fifth round starts in spite of his limited game film, exposure to big-time competition and raw technique. Just think about this tidbit for a moment: he ran 1.70 in the first 10 yards of his 40. In comparison, one of USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett's 10-yard splits was 1.65 and Thomas weighs over 150 pounds more than Jarrett.


Hey, why not take a chance on this manchild in a late round if he is still there? He is an enormous human being that could plug several gaps at once and that 10 yard split time compared to Dwayne Jarretts time is AMAZING!

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Postby DaRealistJoka » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:37 pm

I would draft him. This would be a great late round pick up for the Skins.
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Postby SeanTaylorJr. » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:14 pm

i'd draft him at 6, jk but seriously we should later though
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Postby everydayAskinsday » Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:40 pm

our boy is still out there... maybe take a chance with one of the 6th rounders on the guy

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Postby funbuncher » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:18 pm

everydayAskinsday wrote:our boy is still out there... maybe take a chance with one of the 6th rounders on the guy


I would love it. At this point, what are we risking? We have not drafted a single D-Linemen yet, so I assume we'll be looking that way with this pick anyway. C'MON!!! 6-5, 373 pounds, and as quick as Jarrett? :shock:

Let our super high paid coaches teach him to play football.

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Postby 1niksder » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:25 pm

funbuncher wrote:
everydayAskinsday wrote:our boy is still out there... maybe take a chance with one of the 6th rounders on the guy


I would love it. At this point, what are we risking? We have not drafted a single D-Linemen yet, so I assume we'll be looking that way with this pick anyway. C'MON!!! 6-5, 373 pounds, and as quick as Jarrett? :shock:

Let our super high paid coaches teach him to play football.

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Postby frankcal20 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:33 pm

I think we are going with a lineman.

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Postby funbuncher » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:43 pm

1niksder wrote:
funbuncher wrote:
everydayAskinsday wrote:our boy is still out there... maybe take a chance with one of the 6th rounders on the guy


I would love it. At this point, what are we risking? We have not drafted a single D-Linemen yet, so I assume we'll be looking that way with this pick anyway. C'MON!!! 6-5, 373 pounds, and as quick as Jarrett? :shock:

Let our super high paid coaches teach him to play football.

Why would you think that?


or we could go LB I guess!

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Postby jazzskins » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:00 pm

Window is closing....QB with #205

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Postby funbuncher » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:43 pm

Instead we take Tyler Ecker. Awesome.

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Postby Redskin in Canada » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:49 pm

He could still be invited to come ...

I am scratching my head about the fact that our DL received NO HELP whatsoever ... :hmm:
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Postby everydayAskinsday » Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:52 pm

yea now all we can do is hope no one takes him.. the only problem with trying to go after undrafted FA's is we wont be the only team calling.. he now gets to sit back and choose

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Postby HEROHAMO » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:53 pm

I hope we invite him in and we some how give him a chance. OBviously there are some major red flags on this guy, For not one team to take him that has got to raise some concerns.

All though I would take him on talent alone regardless.
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Postby Jeremy81 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:05 pm

i thought the broncos drafted him in the fourth or fifth round?

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Postby frankcal20 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:35 am

everydayAskinsday wrote:yea now all we can do is hope no one takes him.. the only problem with trying to go after undrafted FA's is we wont be the only team calling.. he now gets to sit back and choose


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