Here is some information I've found various places on this interesting Day 2 draft prospect.
Nick......what do you know about him, your thoughts on him, and how the rest of the league and the Rams might view him? Is he a possible developmental player or a wasted pick in your mind?
6'3 7/8", 370 lbs, ridiculously athletic and powerful.
DraftDaddy Texas vs. Nation coverage:
- Walter Thomas (DT - NW Mississippi CC) also had his daily share of astounding plays, absolutely destroying Jonathan Palmer (OL-Auburn) on one confrontation - Palmer has been one of the most outstanding OL all week.
- Walter Thomas (NW Mississippi JC) still stood out when he did everything right. I interviewed Walter - he's a very shy kid who probably has no idea how much buzz he is creating.
- Walter Thomas, DT, NW Mississippi CC - Unstoppable when he got a good push, showed a good spin move (!) and was astoundingly nimble for a guy his size (think Gabe Watson at his best during Senior Bowl practices last year - dancing bear). Seemed to tire, and then get second wind. Didn't excel on every play but was dominant when he did. Got lots of individual coaching and encouragement. Talk of the scouts in the stands. Jags practically drooling on him.
Yahoo: NW Mississippi CC junior defensive tackle Walter Thomas plans to hold his pro day at Mississippi State, according to his head coach Randy Pippin, but is also in the process of soliciting the chance to work out at one of the three pro days held in the Houston Metro area (Houston, Rice or Texas Southern). The 6-3 1/4, 370-pound interior defender has drawn a lot of attention since initially hitting the scene at the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Challenge last month. He showed very good quickness off the ball and balance for a player of his size and was much better in the 1-on-1 drills as his brute strength and raw skills jumped out at scouts. His position coach that week, Lance Botkin, said that Thomas has very good upside if he can continue to learn and make better use of his hands to shed blocks and drop down to the 350-355 pound range.
TvN Top 5 Sleeper Players:
1) Walter Thomas, DT, NW Mississippi JC
2) Josh Swogger, QB, Montana
3) Nick Smith, C, San Diego State
4) Brent Curvey, DT, Iowa State
5) Stephen McCoy, CB, Texas A&M-Kingsville
you can see a picture of this Behemmoth at:
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