J.T. Thomas Scouting Report
J.T. Thomas
J.T. Thomas - West Virginia (HT: 6-1 - WT: 241)
Combine 40: 4.68 - Position Rank: 16 of 32

Positives: Is very athletic and has above-average speed... Is a very hard worker with passion for the game, good character guy to have in the locker room... Could make a very good nickel linebacker in the NFL, has good coverage skills, especially in short zone coverage, has the speed to stay with TEs and backs in man coverage... Is a pretty sure tackler, wraps up well and typically does not miss a lot of tackles... Durability was not a concern in college, but frame may be a small cause for concern at the next level... Generally takes good angles in pursuit, has a high motor, does not give up on plays... Has good flexibility and fluidity in several facets of the game, has good range in run support and coverage.

Negatives: Does not disengage from blocks very well, can avoid bigger blockers in space, but typically does not stack and shed well... Instincts are just average at best, will get caught out of position, susceptible to misdirection plays at times... Does not have a large arsenal of pass-rushing moves, but has enough explosiveness to get to the quarterback in space... Not an extremely versatile linebacker at this point, will be most effective when dropping into coverage.

  233 108 125 27 6 4 2 1 0
2007 West Virginia   19 13 6 3 0 0 0 0 0
2008 West Virginia   65 23 42 10 3 2 0 1 0
2009 West Virginia   76 36 40 7 ½ 0 2 0 0
2010 West Virginia   73 36 37 7 2 0 0 0

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