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Earl Thomas S Texas

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Chris in Arizona, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    A talented player that may fall or push another talented player down to us.


    December 9, 2009

    Olin Buchanan and Steve Megargee
    Rivals.com College Football Staff

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Texas safety Earl Thomas, a third-year sophomore, acknowledged Wednesday night that if he knew he would be a first-round choice, he would enter the NFL draft in April.
    "I'll have to weigh my options to see what happens," Thomas said.
    Thomas was at Disney's Wide World of Sports for Thursday night's annual College Football Awards Show. He's a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented to the nation's premier defensive back. Tennessee safety Eric Berry and Florida cornerback Joe Haden are the other finalists.
    When asked if he'd enter the draft if he felt he'd be a first-round pick, Thomas said he would. First-round picks earn seven-figure salaries, and Thomas said he couldn't pass up that much money.
    "I've never seen that kind of money," he said. "Nobody from my family has ever seen it. I'm definitely not going to turn it down."
    Thomas, a first team All-Big 12 selection, has eight interceptions and has returned two of them for touchdowns. He has the speed and athletic ability to play cornerback as well as safety.
    Players are eligible to enter the NFL draft three years after their graduating high school class.
    Thomas also said he wouldn't dwell on the subject until after Texas plays Alabama for the national championship on Jan. 8.
    Texas sophomore Earl Thomas is considering entering the NFL draft.
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    I snatch him up in a heartbeat

    let Sensy and Hamlin (cut) both walk

    start the other Hamlin at Strong and Thomas at Free
  3. The Realist

    The Realist Well-Known Member

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    Now he's backtracking.

    Before he was certain he wasn't coming out.

    He is legit.

    Ed Reed like ability.

    He is one of 3 guys I take in one w/o blinking.

    2 of them we have no shot at........

    Suh, Berry, Thomas.
  4. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Never, ever, ever pay any attention to an underclassmen before their Bowl Game. They always say they are staying. They don't want their team or coaches to feel like they are already thinking about moving on. Then they think...12 units of classes and football practice every day vs a million dollars and football? Hmmm....

    Look at the underclassmen who have declared so far...

    Sam Bradford Oklahoma - season-ending surgery
    Dez White Oklahoma State - suspended
    Dezmon Briscoe Kansas - no Bowl game, Coach isn't returning
    Golden Tate & Jimmy Clausen Notre Dame - no Bowl game, Coach isn't returning
  5. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    I'm down for that.

    Sensabaugh is turning out to be pure garbage. I tried to give the guy a break..but he's playing awful these last 5 or so games.

    Whatever makes the team better.
  6. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Michael Hamlin has been sick this year.

    Im down w/ Earl Thomas. I previously wanted Berry or no safety, but Thomas is legit.
  7. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    And players from UT generally do...

    Part of the reason for that is the percentage of friendly, drop-dead gorgeous girls in and around Austin... you can't believe how many honeys per square mile they have down there... and those lasses like them some Longhorns football players... :D
  8. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    I can definitley relate to Earl Thomas then.
  9. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    and anyways Sensy would probably want a good-sized contract

    he's a SS

    no way
  10. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    If Thomas happens to be on the board when our pick comes up, we better take him......otherwise, I will cry like Linus when his blanket is missing.
  11. The Realist

    The Realist Well-Known Member

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    No way we would pass on him.

    We've been looking for a ballhawk S for a very long time.
  12. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    If Earl Thomas declares, hells yes.
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I called the Earl Thomas awesomeness early in the season.

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