The Jaguars are back on the board, and they go to the defensive side again. This time, they choose Daniel Thomas, the safety from Auburn, racked up 74 tackles, with 5.5 for loss as the starting strong safety for the Tigers. The 5’10, 215 pound safety opened some eyes at the combine running a 4.51 40 yard dash at the combine.
Thomas profiles right now as an in the box strong safety. He’s got a very muscular build, and has a quick trigger to come downhill to stop the run. He brings toughness to the defensive backfield, and can bring terrific blitzing ability. He’s going to have to work on his change of direction as a deep safety, and his ball skills will need improvement.
He can slide in behind Ronnie Harrison and develop as a special teamer, or play as an extra DB in sub-packages.