Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
Exactly. There are several late-round safeties who figure to contribute immediately as better versions of Colin Jones, who we absolutely missed on our coverage units this past year.
Yep. With his hard hitting and tremendous athletic ability, he could easily be one of the premier special teams players in the NFL very shortly. If he develops further as a safety to the point that he can contribute in that aspect as well, then that's just a bonus. He could easily replace McBath on the current special teams. After that kick return touchdown in the Super Bowl, I'm hoping that management never again underestimates the importance of quality special teams players.
Thomas looks the part of a top of the line special teams gunner, he has the physical ability to just flat out destroy returners and steal their souls. By all accounts he's also extremely mature, a good leader, very hard worker, a nice character guy to have around the locker room.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Feb 26, 2013 at 3:04 PM ]