Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
No Phillip Thomas....Blasphemy!
I don't see it with Phillip Thomas. I watched his bowl game, senior bowl, boise st(2012), and Tulsa(2012). I wasn't impressed like most people are. I was reading about him and apparently he had a really good 2011 but his production has dropped off. What games would you suggest because I'm trying to crack the FS riddle?
I watched his entire career. I was born and raised in Fresno. IMO he is ready right now for the NFL. He was coached by Tim Mcdonald, and is extremely intelegent, and a great kid who is a student of the game with great work ethic.
He didnt play in 2011. He was injured, badly i might add. Despite the leg injury e returned in 2012 and had a damn good season. 8 INT, 3 TD, 4 FF, 82 T, 12 TFL
Hes got good size, athleticism and instincts. He is good in the box, in man, and in zone coverages. He was asked to do everything at Fresno State and acceled at it all. He is a phisical hitter, has good hands, and good vertical, and has great closeing speed, and range. Good lateral movment and fluid hips. When he gets the ball in his hands he is a threat.
His biggest knock is that he is very instincual. This is one of his biggest upsides, and also a downside. Its a double edged sword for him, as sometimes he trusts his instincts a bit to much and gives up some technique and fundamentals as a result and this has been generally when he gets beat. Gambleing on play action, or double moves. He also takes poor angles on open feild tackles sometimes. He seemed to stuggle more against high powered versitile run teams where he was asked to do alot and be in alot of places at once Also keep in mind, that fresno state front 7 wasnt doing him many favors..
Heres a couple good videos.
Oregon game is a good example of his positives and negatives. He had a poor first half. Great second half. One of the underrated plays in this game is the play where he rushes the QB, is totally out of the play, then down field there is a fumble and he is able to recover the fumble because he never gives up and has a non stop motor.
Mic up SB practice. Shows the kids character and work ethic
IMO the farthest he falls is to the redskins at 52.