Thomas was considered by many to be a first round talent, but his stock fell after he was dismissed from the Florida team for substance abuse and personal discipline issues.
According to Florida sources, Thomas is a risk worth taking because of his potential to be a starter in the NFL if he stays clean and a team like Denver with veteran leadership might be just the place for him.
Thomas had 26 starts for the Gators and played in five games before his suspension and dismissal.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 314 40: 5.00
Date of Birth: 9/23/1985
High School: Mandarin HS (Jacksonville, FL)
Explosive interior lineman who is a force when focused on his game. Plays with good pad level, quickly gets off the snap and is fluid changing direction.
Effectively uses his hands to protect himself or get off blocks, makes plays laterally and covers a good amount of area on the field. Focused on by opponents and defends the run or rushes the passer.
Gets lazy and takes plays off. Does not give consistent effort trying to shed blocks. Has been in a lot of trouble the past eight months.