by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
January 2005
Thomas Davis   S   Georgia
Strengths

Thomas has excellent size, strength and speed for his position. He has an excellent burst and explodes into the tackle. He plays football with a passion and shows the potential and athleticism to be an impact player at the next level. He is the type of player that you can build a defense around.

 

Needs to Improve

Thomas is not as good in the passing game as he is in the run game. He has the athleticism, but is just not geared for it mentally and he is a little stiff in the hips.

 

Talent Board Round  1

Personally, there is no reason why I wouldn’t use this kid up near the line of scrimmage as an LB. Thomas could be a strong safety, but I think his potential to impact on every play on defense is at the LB position. His body type is different than the two impact safeties that have come out in the last two years. Thomas is a little bit thicker in the lower body and doesn’t have the long legs that those players have. His speed is more north and south and his change of direction skills are not the same as Taylor and Williams. That being said, he still could play as a strong safety, but not as a free safety. Thomas could be an LB easy. He has all the skills and if he adds 15 or 20 lbs, he just might be one hell of a MLB. I would start him off as a weakside LB and let him terrorize the QB. If you use him at MLB,l then put some big old big butt boys in front of him and let him flow to the ball. If you do that, then he will go to a Pro Bowl.