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Absurdly Premature, Non First Round Draft Look: Dallas Thomas

I’m a big fan of draft breakdowns and predictions, so I feel it’s never to early to take a peak at potential Packers draft picks. That being said, I won’t predict first round picks because I feel like that would be jinxing the draft order. (No need to tell me that’s ridiculous. But you never mess with the off chance that stuff is real) So I will be aggregating links that you can use to read about a potential Packers mid-late round pick. Enjoy!

Dallas Thomas | OT | Tennessee | 6’5 | 310

National Football Post

NFL Draft Scout

Bleacher Report: Tennessee Volunteers & Scouts Inc.

Summary: With the upcoming draft having one of the deepest OT classes in recent memory, there is some uncertainty as to where Thomas is ranked. NFP has him at fifth, stating that his recent move to Left Guard and his inability to “maintain his shuffle” raises concerns about his footwork and ability to handle the speed rush. On the other side, Scouts Inc. has him ranked currently as the top OT in the class as he sits at #19 on their Top 32 list. Finally, Draft Scout talks about how he is a finalist for the Outland Trophy but not much else.

All in all, there isn’t to much to go on with Thomas. This draft is shaping up to be one in which the Tackle who fits the team will be the deciding factor as to where they are chosen. For the Packers, unless a stand out tackle falls to them in the draft, they will be looking to simply provide depth and best case scenario a possible starter. Picking up Dallas Thomas would help that as he can clearly play both guard and tackle, which fits in with Green Bay’s need for versatility on the O-Line.

Extra Point: Dallas Thomas is majoring in Sociology at Tennessee

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Absurdly Premature, Non First Round Draft Look: William Gholston

I’m a big fan of draft breakdowns and predictions, so I feel it’s never to early to take a peak at potential Packers draft picks. That being said, I won’t predict first round picks because I feel like that would be jinxing the draft order. (No need to tell me that’s ridiculous. But you never mess with the off chance that stuff is real) So I will be aggregating links that you can use to read about a potential Packers mid-late round pick. Enjoy!

William Gholston | DE | Michigan State | 6’7 | 278

National Football Post

Walter Football

NFL Draft Scout

Summary: Gholston seems to have some questions about his motor and his consistency. That being said, he is playing as a 4-3 end/7 technique in college and is being projected as a 3-4 end/5 technique in the NFL. National Football Post believes he has the raw strength and length to be a productive 3-4 end and brings great physical attributes that can be refined in the NFL. Walter Football is higher on his skills, praising his ability to anchor against the run and once again praising his physical abilities. NFL Draft Scout offers a game by game update on how he’s playing, something worth following.

All in all, he looks to be a 2nd round pick who could move up late first round with a good combine and strong finish to the season. With Ryan Pickett nearing the end of his career and former teammate Jerel Worthy already on the team, it seems like he could be a great fit with Green Bay and their Defense.

Extra Point: He is the cousin of former Buckeye and first round pick Vernon Gholston

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