Originally posted by TX9R:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by RedWaltz24:
I'm all for getting Thomas... the Niners had one of the worst 2ndaries in the league, yet people want to draft a RB in the first round.
Yep -- we're weak over the top; Thomas can't play the run very well, but he's amazing over the top.
His supposed inability to play the run stems from one game against Alabama, one of the best rushing teams in the country. I've followed his whole career and no one mentioned this until after that game, likely because that was the one game they saw him play. Muschamp's defense is built for the big12, meaning to stop the pass by putting pressure on the QB and forcing bad throws, which is exactly what they do and Thomas excelled making plays this way. He wasn't asked to play the run because Texas front 7 was so dominant, he didn't have to. There's no reason to believe he can't be coached to play the run at the next level asd he has average size for his position and will likely add a few pounds of muscle of the next year or two.
Thomas is only 20 and still learning. He'll grow at least another 10-15 pounds by the time he is 22. He'll also learn to wrap up better. If we got him ant put him FS then DG can move SS since HE likes ring peoples bell.
Howeve he will be gone by 17, I see Titans ready to pounce on him at 16.