2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DYMONTE THOMAS: Michigan, 511 195 4.56. One-year starter from Alliance, OH. Started 20 of 35 games over three years. Experience at safety, corner, and nickel. Fluid initial movement with a smooth backpedal. Responsibility in the Wolverines’ defense was to play in centerfield where he was the last line of defense. Hit the scouts’ radar when he ran down Dalvin Cook from behind in the Orange Bowl. The competitive Thomas sped past several defenders to make the play downfield. Also played coverage in the box on the edge. Good run/pass read and does his job, rarely out of position. Shows up in run support looking to bring a sledge hammer to whoever is in his sights. Has caused more than one train wreck as an alley player. A solid tackler. Bends his knees and finishes. Solid job in zone coverage and reacts well to play action and multiple receivers in the zone. Has the functional and competitive speed to play over the top of a deep vertical route. Quick to recover and has a closing burst. Can match up from an off position. A scheme diverse player who should find a job on Sundays. Will be a featured core coverage player on special teams. Shrine Game notes: Demonstrated speed, reaction quickness, and range during the week. An open field, face up wrap tackler. Makes the clutch play. Had an athletic layout pass breakup in red zone work. Can play both free and strong safety. Will also contribute as a gunner on punt team. Was beat deep early in the week by speedster Kermit Whitfield. 2016 stats: 70 T, 10 PBU, 1 INT. Not invited to Combine. Fifth/sixth round. (A-30 1/2, H-9, VJ-32 1/2, SS-4.47).