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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Draft Rewind 2002 - Bryan Thomas - New York Jets

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRYAN THOMAS: Alabama-Birmingham, 6044 265 4.48. A fairly tall 4-3 end with a muscular build and good strength. Could project as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Productive player — school career sack leader. Flexible athlete who comes off the ball quickly and bends his knees nicely on contact. Explosive. Good with his hands but has some trouble getting off blocks once opponents lock on. Can penetrate and change directions sharply in the backfield. Not real instinctive. Has some hesitation in his play, both in locating and in taking on blocks coming at him. Exceptionally fast for a lineman but is an inconsistent pursuit competitor — lets up some on plays away. Natural pass rusher with good moves. Changes speeds well. Comes hard and low — has the body control to stay low and turn the corner. Shows the power to come inside and drive with his legs. Quick footed in his inside redirection — is sudden — closes with a great burst. Had a solid postseason and a strong combine performance. Needs to play with more consistent intensity but he is a gifted athlete with the tools to be an impact pro pass rusher.