Draft chat with Dave-Te' Thomas

Our predraft coverage continues and draft chats don't get any better than Dave-Te' Thomas of The NFL Draft Report. You've seen Thomas' profiles and his in-depth position analyses on VikingUpdate.com, and now you have a chance to ask the author all about his impressions on certain players and the Vikings in a chat at noon Central Wednesday.

Readers of VikingUpdate.com are encouraged to join Dave-Te' Thomas of The NFL Draft Report for an online chat at noon Central Wednesday discussing any of the draft questions on your mind. Why does Thomas like one prospect over another? How does he see a certain receiver or cornerback fitting into a certain scheme? In which round will this player be drafted? After analyzing hundreds of prospects, Thomas definitely has his opinions in order and some of them will probably surprise you.

Featured on countless radio and television shows since the age of 14, Dave-Te' Thomas is an accomplished sports writer, talent evaluator and scouting personnel consultant for the majority of teams in the National Football League. Thomas also coordinates scouting services for Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association organizations.

Thomas runs a scouting information service called NFL Scouting Services and produces The NFL Draft Report, a publication provided by league headquarters to the media in preparation for the NFL Draft.

As a teenager, Thomas was contracted by several NFL teams to assist their scouting departments on the nation's top gridiron stars. Soon, other teams began requesting his services, thus the start of his scouting service. After serving in the United States Football League as a scouting information consultant, he returned to the NFL circles, serving in a personnel consulting capacity since 1984. Asked by the National Football League to appear on several radio and television shows dealing with the draft and the pro season, the nation soon caught attention to this colorful character's "shoot first, but know where to aim" style.

He has appeared on numerous national and local radio shows, served on the selection committee for several bowl games and his work has been featured in over 100 college media guides and publications (College & Pro Football Newsweekly, Associated Press, Giants Weekly, New York Daily News, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, San Jose Bee, San Francisco Chronicle).

Just return to this story around 11:30 a.m. Central to begin asking your questions below and Thomas will join at noon to start answering them. You can even set a reminder in the box below.


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