What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about JOE THOMAS: Wisconsin, 6065 311 5.00. Three-year starter. Plays left tackle. Outstanding combination of size, athletic ability, and nasty style. Shows balance, power, and explosion in the run game. Will drive defensive tackle off the line of scrimmage. Good change of direction on second level and in the open field. A finisher that plays hard on every snap. Will play on the right side in unbalanced sets. Excellent flexibility and a fine open space player. Drops his hips and breaks down on linebacker in open. Can run and hit in the open field. Top level pass protector that has kick, range, and awareness. Will get a little overaggressive and throw hands early in pass protection. Has anchor and balance. Can handle both speed and power rushers. Will overextend and waist bend at times in run blocking. Plays high when he loses his knee bend. Angular tackle with good balance and pass protection technique. Slides his feet laterally and maintains contact with defender. Can generally push the defensive end up the field and by the quarterback. Rides the defensive tackle out of the hole on stretch blocking scheme. Maintains a good base. As a junior he got driven back or got beat by a two move defensive end at times. Flashes a good punch. A left tackle that consistently displays all traits desired in the position. First round. (A-33 3/4, H-10 1/8, BP-28, 10-1.78).