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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; NFL.com graded Thomas as the 68th-best prospect in the draft and Thomas was the highest-graded player not drafted. The former Stanford outside linebacker actually rated higher than Wisconsin center Travis Frederick, the Cowboys' first-round pick, and only a slightly lower ...

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:13 AM   #11
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NFL.com graded Thomas as the 68th-best prospect in the draft and Thomas was the highest-graded player not drafted. The former Stanford outside linebacker actually rated higher than Wisconsin center Travis Frederick, the Cowboys' first-round pick, and only a slightly lower grade than first-rounders safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
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Re: LB Chase Thomas focuses on making New Orleans Saints roster rather than being undrafted

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......"I can already tell the Saints have a great fan base just in the amount of responses I received on Twitter," Thomas said.

.....Thomas said he felt the Saints were a perfect fit considering New Orleans is switching to a 3-4 defense, the Saints don't possess a whole lot of depth at outside linebacker and the Saints didn't draft a linebacker.

"He (defensive coordinator Rob Ryan) likes to run a complicated defense with a lot of different blitzes," Thomas said. "He moves guys around a lot, and that's what I see myself doing and he said that's something he saw in me as well. He can put me wherever he wants on the field, especially in the red zone."...
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Re: LB Chase Thomas focuses on making New Orleans Saints roster rather than being undrafted

Those Stanford players are pretty sharp! Anyone remember the last Stanford player the Saints enjoyed? ........










If you guessed, Toi Cook... you guessed right. He was an UDFA as well. Here's to hoping for similar success with this particular Stanford LB.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #14
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Re: LB Chase Thomas focuses on making New Orleans Saints roster rather than being undrafted

we all know these two
Chase Thomas OLB
Kevin Reddick ILB

get to know this kid under rated in the draft and under rated as a UDFA
Rod Sweeting CB

all three have a great chance of making the cut at 53
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Re: LB Chase Thomas focuses on making New Orleans Saints roster rather than being undrafted

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we all know these two
Chase Thomas OLB
Kevin Reddick ILB

get to know this kid under rated in the draft and under rated as a UDFA
Rod Sweeting CB

all three have a great chance of making the cut at 53
Those 3 are my current UDFA longshot favorites, but the more I read the more I'm thinking they may not be longshots.

I hope they all excell at special teams (LB's usually do) so maybe they all sneak onto the 53 on the back-end of the roster as special teams standouts.

I'd like us to get younger and hungrier, even if it means occasionally parting with a experienced veteran on the downside of his career like a Vilma, Harper or Smith. Its how you keep that window from ever closing on you.
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I'm hoping Reddick shadows Vilma this year.Learns off him and late in the season or the start of next year hopefully he will be ready to step into his shoes and take over.
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Re: LB Chase Thomas focuses on making New Orleans Saints roster rather than being undrafted

its exciting.
could Thomas be another gem found under a rock for the Saints?
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That's one of my all time favorite movie quotes - hell, it's one of my favorite quotes All-Time.
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At several times, I wanted Saints to draft Chase Thomas in the fourth round...

He's got an amazing motor, he didn't test well at the combine in the sprint drills; but again, I'd like to see all the drills done in pads, helmets engaged and in simulated combat, er, game situations...

I'll go so far to say that Chase Thomas will be a starter by the end of the season...
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I dont understand why coaches dont only look at game tape. 40 times are way over rated.
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