Thomas, Spiller the hot names right now
April, 22, 2010
By Kevin Weidl, Scouts Inc.
A few things we're hearing as the NFL draft is just hours away ... • One of the hottest names on the board right now is Texas S Earl Thomas. With Jacksonville, Miami and Denver all angling to trade down, it wouldn't be surprising to see a team move up to get the playmaking safety. Philadelphia or New England could be the big players who move up to snag Thomas, who features overall versatility and the ability to contribute in the back end. We expect Thomas to come off in the 10-to-12 range. • Should Jacksonville trade down, look for the Jags to target a pass rusher like Michigan OLB Brandon Graham or TCU OLB Jerry Hughes.
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