Thomas (6-0, 195) is a two-time All-America and All-Big Sky Conference selection whose strengths include quickness and leaping ability.
College Career: Thomas started 39 or 42 games for Montana State, compiling 122 tackles, two sacks, 11 interceptions, 41 pass deflections.
As a special teams player, Thomas made his mark with a nine career kickoff returns for 154 yards (17.1 yard avg.) and a blocked kick.
"(Thomas') ability to shut down any receiver we face is a tremendous asset," said his college coach Mike Kramer.
Scouting Report: Has the speed to cover, track and jump to make plays (4.4 in the 40) … tracks and locates ball well … very aggressive in run support … physical tackler … fiercely competitive (NFL.com).
Montana State Minutia: Thomas joins NFL Hall of Famer and former Packer Jan Stenerud and long-time NFL offensive lineman Jon Borchardt as the only Bobcats ever chosen in the third round. Bill Kollar, currently the defensive line coach of the St. Louis Rams, was MSU's only first-rounder.