Experience, film study put Thomas a cut above
He has 12 years' experience and seven Pro Bowls on his résumé.
He was a former fifth-round pick that rapidly developed into one of the most feared and respected linebackers in the NFL.
This defender is incredibly reckless with his body and -- according to NFL head coaches -- just as dangerous with his mind.The smartest defensive player in the NFL is Dallas Cowboys linebacker Zach Thomas, according to ESPN.com's survey of head coaches. Thomas ...
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