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Geforce
04-09-2007, 08:31 PM
I know his name has been brought up before and there was speculation that he could run under 5.0 in the 40. In a recent workout, he didn't quite achieve that but he was impressive anyways.


From Yahoo Sports: High-rising prospects
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Ag2EIuQOvW.6TlyemELQZS1DubYF?slug=jm-highrisers040907&prov=yhoo&type=lgns



His recent workout numbers wowed even the most hardened scout as he measured in at nearly 6-5, 373 pounds; ran between 5.11 and 5.20 in the 40; has 33 bench reps of 225 pounds; and had 11½-inch hands. Players of his size and agility just do not come along often enough for teams to pass on him once the fifth round starts in spite of his limited game film, exposure to big-time competition and raw technique. Just think about this tidbit for a moment: he ran 1.70 in the first 10 yards of his 40. In comparison, one of USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett's 10-yard splits was 1.65 and Thomas weighs over 150 pounds more than Jarrett.

If we could somehow trade into the 5th round, do you think he would be worth it?

zonk4ever
04-09-2007, 08:43 PM
why not snatch him up @ 9? :evil: :evil: :evil:

PhinsRDbest
04-09-2007, 08:53 PM
Did he eat Manny Wright?

retarmyfinfan
04-09-2007, 09:04 PM
I know his name has been brought up before and there was speculation that he could run under 5.0 in the 40. In a recent workout, he didn't quite achieve that but he was impressive anyways.


From Yahoo Sports: High-rising prospects
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Ag2EIuQOvW.6TlyemELQZS1DubYF?slug=jm-highrisers040907&prov=yhoo&type=lgns



If we could somehow trade into the 5th round, do you think he would be worth it?

That's pretty fast for 370+lbs. If he is there at 6 why not. He would be a project, but he is got some good numbers, for what it's worth.

JGray
04-09-2007, 09:28 PM
screw usc

SR 7
04-10-2007, 02:30 AM
wow he sounds ****in insane!

miamiron
04-10-2007, 05:27 AM
3919
wow he sounds ****in insane!


HERE HE IS IN THE FLESH

PhinfanUK
04-10-2007, 07:44 AM
Maybe worth taking a chance on. Size is incredible, could challenge Fred Evans for game time.

NorFlaFin
04-10-2007, 07:59 AM
Anybody notice Allen Barbre?

Geforce
04-10-2007, 08:48 AM
screw usc

So is that a yes or a no? :cooldude:

Geforce
04-10-2007, 08:49 AM
3919


HERE HE IS IN THE FLESH

Oh man don't scare me like that.

banzaitrey
04-10-2007, 08:52 AM
He played at Northwest Community College which is right down the road from me...The guy is absolutely the biggest thing you will ever see on a football field

Myles Fynch
04-10-2007, 12:33 PM
If you painted him orange you could slip him into the Fantastic Four and nobody would notice.

At 373, he gets props for finishing the 40 yard dash, let alone nailing a decent time. Bring the big dude aboard. He'd also make an awesome blocking back on 3rd and goal. :D

SwampDawg
04-10-2007, 12:45 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=181565

My Thread from back in January on him, I think he would be an excellent 2nd day choice.

Ronnieisabeast
04-10-2007, 12:54 PM
Anybody notice Allen Barbre?yeah ran a 4.84.Not bad for a LT/LG. He could be a great pickup in the 4th round.

jim1
04-10-2007, 01:01 PM
3919


HERE HE IS IN THE FLESH

He looks like Eddy Blake on steroids.

Phinz4Life
04-24-2007, 11:17 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/04/25nfl1600-1.jpg


GALVESTON, Tex., April 21 — On the edge of the Texas Gulf is a 370-pound football player who can execute a perfect forward flip. When he lands, the ground trembles.
The player’s name is Walter Thomas, and as he kicked his size 16 feet overhead Saturday morning, onlookers studied the sculpted giant with curiosity and awe. It was the kind of reaction Thomas usually elicits from professional football scouts.
“I feel like I’m a big secret,” Thomas said. “The secret of the draft.”
The National Football League draft, which begins Saturday, does not really have secrets anymore. Prospects are timed and tested, interviewed and investigated, over and over again. Entire dossiers are prepared for second-string players.
Thomas is as close as modern football can come to an old-fashioned sleeper. In the past two years, his only playing experience was at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss. He played in two games, both losses. Then he was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery, according to the Tate County (Miss.) Circuit Clerk’s office, and never played college football again. .
Judging by his credentials, perhaps Thomas should not be drafted. Judging by his dimensions, however, Thomas has to be drafted.
Big Walt, as he is known, is a 6-foot-5 defensive tackle who wears a size XXXXXXL jersey. He bench presses 475 pounds and squats 800 pounds. Weight lifters at the Galveston Health and Racquet Club stop their workouts to watch him.
Football teams everywhere are filled with big men, but many of them can barely move. Thomas has run the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, faster than some N.F.L. tight ends. He is the rare tackle who can catch a running back from behind.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/25/sports/football/25nfl.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Regan21286
04-24-2007, 11:55 PM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/04/25/sports/25nfl.1.600.jpg



http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/25/sports/football/25nfl.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Certainly would be a nice steal if Paul Soliai is off the board. Worth a 7th in my opinion.

Phinz4Life
04-25-2007, 05:17 AM
Certainly would be a nice steal if Paul Soliai is off the board. Worth a 7th in my opinion.

With that upside I would definately look his way. I question his conditioning, stamina etc that you really can't determine from just workouts.

MastR_EvaluatoR
04-25-2007, 06:04 AM
Stick him at nose tackle so our linebackers can have clear lanes to the RB or Qb .

Why draft a DT anywhere else than this kid in the 6th ? Could be a wise investment.. Much better than picking that Notre Dame WR who's playing baseball, as some unwise posters have speculated here.