Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Im firmly on the Phillip Thomas bandwagon.
I kinda hopped off.....there's some things that definitely trouble me about him. I watched him against Boise State specifically...it was pretty bad, he has a strong tendency of overrunning and misdiagnosing plays that was evident in other games as well. He's definitely a ballhawk but I see a guy who takes too many bad risks going for the homerun turnover instead of looking to knock the ball down or simply wrap up and tackle. Some of that can be coached, but generally its tough to change a players natural inclinations and instincts. I still like him as a player, just not as high as I was on him previously
6-1 210 pounds Extremely smart. Played FS and SS, played man and zone, Good Run stopper, pass rusher, and is a ball hawk. 82 tackles, 4 sacks. 12 TFL, 8 INT, 3 TD's 5 FF last season alone. Thats after missing the entir 2011 season wit a greusome leg injury. Guy is legit. He was asked to do everything, and often came out on top. Also, Fresno State has a history of playing aweful football against Boise.
IMO he may end up being the best FS in the draft. Tim Mcdonald has this kid ready for the NFL.