What Did I Miss on Stanford OLB Chase Thomas?
I was stoked when my Saints got him in UDFA immediately following the draft.
But I still dont understand why he went undrafted. In my analysis of him, I though he was a very good well rounded player. Obviously not a flashy pass rusher who will give 15 sacks a year, but a solid player who can give you a good pass rush from the edge and on stunts, very good vs the run and containing the edge, very servicable in coverage, played with great effort and motor, was a leader, coaches loved him, played smart with good instincts. I had him has a mid-3rd round guy at the earliest, late 4th round at the latest. Matter of fact, when the Saints traded back into the 3rd round I was hoping they were trading up to get him, but we took John Jenkins who I also liked.
Early reports out of Saints camp have been positive. Someone I know who lives next door to Rob Ryan, said Rob raved about him and he has been getting snaps with the 2's and 3's early on.
Just curious as to what you Draft Guru's think, why he went undrafted? Was it his poor 40-time? I saw some say he didnt excell in the 4-3 scheme in the senior bowl.