2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about MATTHEW THOMAS: Florida State, 6026 232 4.59. Two-year starter from Miami, FL. Arrived at Florida State as a five-star recruit but was hurt early in his freshman season, forcing him to use a medical red-shirt. After being part of the rotation in 2014, big things were expected in 2015 but he hurt his shoulder for a second time and had to sit out the year. Finally healthy, Thomas led the team in tackles two straight seasons. Has a long, wiry frame capable of holding more bulk, but it will take some time. An explosive athlete who is at his best in space where his long strides and burst can get him from point A to point B in a blink. The kind of player who can impact the game on every down. He is assignment savvy and physical. Disciplined with his reads and understands coverage. The more experience he gains, the more dangerous of a player he will evolve into. If his shoulder checks out, there is a limitless upside. Off field red flags must be vetted. 2017 stats: 85 T, 10 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 INT, 1 BK. Edge speed:left 2.08, right 2.04. OSR:6/22. Fifth/sixth round. (A-33, H-8 7/8, BP-DNP, SS-4.28).