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Monday, February 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2010 - Earl Thomas - Seattle Seahawks

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about EARL THOMAS: Texas, 5102 208 4.48. Junior entry. Two-year starter with corner skills. Was a redshirt in 2007. Ability to quickly key and diagnose. Anticipates with quick reactions. Innate feel for secondary play. Competitive and aggressive. Gets too wired up at times and will be out of control. Misses tackles and takes bad angles to ball carrier. Willing to force coming downhill as a run support safety. Gets caught up in traffic at times. Cut tackles or whiffs. See Alabama game. Had 8 interceptions in 2009. Several were thrown right at him if a receiver slipped or the pass was off target. Loose hipped for smooth turns and acceleration. Has closing and catch-up speed. Smothers slot receivers. Keeps position on receiver. Will go for the strip. Has sideline to sideline range. Has an edge burst to blitz and be disruptive. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball. No false steps. Generally takes a direct line to the ball. Has deep catch-up speed. Good hands to extend for the ball and can adjust for a difficult interception. Knocks down several catchable balls. Confident and daring. Will contribute on special teams. Positive cockiness. Pro Bowl talent. Good athletic skills, but did not finish several drills at the Combine by his choice. Had 21 reps on the bench press and a 9-5 broad jump. Career tackles of 149, with 33 passes broken up, 10 interceptions, and 5 caused fumbles. BTR:left 4.36, right 4.28. OSR:11/21. First round. (A-31 1/4, H-9 3/8, VJ-32, SS-DNP).