2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about CHAD THOMAS: Miami, 6050 281 4.92. Three-year starter from Miami, FL. An explosive athlete who plays with a good base. He can move down inside as a pressure player, beat guards and centers off the snap, then put them on skates and onto the quarterback’s lap. Has good play strength and does a good job of fighting to prevent getting reached. Inconsistent use of hands to punch, separate, and disengage off a block. Plays tall without knee bend. Struggles to locate the ball on the frontside. Good effort to chase the ball short and long. Marginal tackler, struggles coming to balance and can’t bend and wrap up ball carriers. Below average pass rusher. Average upfield burst. Lacks a pass rush plan. Tight hipped around the corner. Gives a second effort in his rush to chase a scrambling quarterback. Projects as a backup 4-3 defensive end with size, strength and effort. Thomas has the talent to be an annual Pro Bowl player or can just be an edge rotate guy who is just always hanging on to make a roster. East-West Shrine participant. 2017 stats: 41 T, 12.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 3 QBH. Edge speed:left 2.28, right 2.39. OSR:11/23. Third/fourth round. (A-33 1/2, H-10 1/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.69).