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Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Safety

Texas


College Position: Safety
School: Texas
Grade: Sophomore
Height: 5-10
Weight: 197
Birthdate: 05-07-1989
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 11
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Safety (2)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1st round with the #14 pick.
The Seahawks were surprised to see Earl Thomas still on the board especially after Philadelphia trade in front of them. Like the earlier selection of Russell Okung, the Seahawks were able to stand pat and land one of the top players on their board and fill a major need. The Seahawks ranked 30th in passing defense in 2009 and needed a playmaker in the secondary who can force turnovers. Earl Thomas is a classic "centerfield" type safety with tremendous range and ball skills. He also has the ability to cover slot receivers on 3rd down. Arguably the best value pick of round one.

Strengths

  • Centerfielder type free safety with excellent range
  • Great coverage awareness and anticipation
  • Good speed, agility and change of direction
  • Very good ball skills and hands - 8 INTs and 9 PBUs in 2009
  • Possesses man to man cover skills - could play nickel corner
  • A complete free safety
  

Weaknesses

  • Lacks ideal size
  • Not a big hitter who intimidates receivers over the middle
  • Merely average in run supporter

News

2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
NFL Draft Slot Analysis: Do First Round Draft Slots Matter - Mar 13 (Fran Duffy)
2010 Pre-Season All Defensive Rookie Team - Aug 22 (Dan Wernery)
Fantasy Football 101: 2010 Defense/Special Teams Rankings - Jul 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: PRE Pre-Season All-Rookie Team - Defense - May 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC West - May 10 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: At First Glance - Winners and Losers - Apr 24 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Three Team Trade; Significant Draft Implications? - Apr 19 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: 10 Can't-Miss Prospects - Apr 17 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams - Apr 15 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for AFC Teams - Apr 6 (Dan Wernery)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Bengals Sign WR Antonio Bryant: The Draft Effect - Mar 12 (Chris Maier)
Free Agency's Opening Weekend: The NFL Draft Effect - Mar 7 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: CB and S - Mar 2 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft - Unofficial Declared Underclassmen List - Jan 15 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: BCS National Title Championship Game - Jan 7 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Syracuse WR Mike Williams Calls It Quits - Nov 3 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
Feeling a Draft: Sam Bradford at a Crossroads - Oct 20 (Chris Maier)

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