Donald Thomas Scouting Report

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Donald Thomas Scouting Report

Position: OL
Conference: AAC
School: Connecticut Huskies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #55
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 303 lbs.
Drafted 6.29 in 2008 by MIA

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Donald Thomas, OL, Connecticut

Thomas is a pretty raw prospect, but he's taken advantage of pre-draft auditions to show off great potential. He enrolled at UConn in 2003, but did not join the football team until the next year, and didn't see any action until the next season, when the majority of his action came on special teams. Thomas finally stepped into the starting lineup in 2006, but his only year as a full-time starter came in 2007 and it was a pretty good one, as he started all 13 games at right guard, and was a first-team All-Big East member. He rode the momentum of his senior season to impressive performances at the Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game and kept it up at the combine, where he ran one of the fastest 40 times there and posted 28 bench press reps. With his mix of quickness and strength and how well he's done in limited experience, Thomas is a very intriguing prospect and could be a great value pick in the third or fourth round for a team who uses a zone-blocking scheme. He does, however, have a minor off-field concern, as he was arrested for assault in 2006. However, if that's behind him and he makes use of his aggression on the field and not off of it, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him starting in a few seasons.

Last Updated Apr-25-2008 by Eddie Griffin

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