Joey Thomas ††CB ††Montana
Joey has very good size for his position. He has nice long legs and long arms.
He has good hip flip to go along with his speed. Joey has good quickness and the
ability to change direction equal to the better CB's in this draft.
Needs to Improve
Joey has had some injury problems that have kept him from being on the field.
He has a very slight frame. Joey gets pushed around a lot by the receivers. He
is not a good tackler at this stage of his career. Joey will need to work hard
on his techniques. Iím not convinced that Joey is up to the pounding that his
body will take on the NFL level mentally.
Joey needs to get a lot stronger. He has very good talent as a cover corner,
but in the NFL Joey will have to do more than just cover a receiver. He will
have to come up and meet the point of attack on a sweep. He will have to learn
to fight through blocks to tackle a WR or a RB. He will have to learn the bump
and run techniques that are used in the NFL and he will have to stay injury
free for more than five games at a pop to have any impact for the team that
picks him. He plays light and doesn't tackle very well and gets injured a lot
at the level at which he plays now. Imagine what would happen in the NFL. This
kid is a personal trainerís dream come true. Skinny is not the word I would use
to describe this kidís build. I would say, more Bambi-like. In fact, if he
doesn't get into the weight room soon and become a better tackler, he will get
buried in the forest with the other creatures.