sounds like Shanle 2.0
More like Shanle 5.0, new and improved. Shanle only had 17 tackles for loss during his whole time at Nebraska. Thomas averaged 12.5/year. In total he had 51 TFL versus Shanle's 17, a 100% difference. Shanle had 6 sacks in 3 years. Thomas had 27 in 4 years. Another difference of a 127%. Thomas had a MUCH better college career. Not saying he will mimic that in the pros. Still if he's only twice as good as Shanle at his prime, we could have a pretty damn good value for an UDFA
Clearly, however, there is a reason he fell so far and wasn't drafted.
He waited in vain at his home in Atlanta on Saturday for his number to be called. "It happens," he said shortly after the draft ended. Asked how he felt, he said, "Pissed off." He said he couldn't speculate on why he wasn't picked. His slow 40-yard time of 4.87 seconds at the Indianapolis combine probably turned some teams off, but, according to NFL Draft Scout, an online service that rates prospects, Thomas is an "overachiever with strength and smarts" who was expected to go in the third or fourth round.
quote:There is a difference between being optimistic and thinking he's the savior. I'm sure everyone is excited to get a guy who is solid as an udfa but no one is expecting him to be a probowler. And please give me your professional scouting breakdown of the guy that you have created by doing the extensive research of reading up on the guy and concluding "oh hey guys he sounds like shanle" so everyone stop being optimistic. As if starting a thread about an udfa possibly not being a great player would come as some shock to all of us. Please share more of your genius discoveries
I'm not saying the dudes our savior. I get it he's a udfa but some people on this board think he's the second coming. Just pointing out he's really not.