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Rodney Thomas

LB | (5-11, 222, 4.65) | Clemson
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school sprinter and weight man. Played in 10 games in 1999. Was the top backup in 2000 and started all but one game in '01. Had three tackles in 1999, 25 tackles, five tackles for loss and one sack in 2000, when he also had 26 special-teams tackles. Had 98-8-2 in '01, when he broke up two passes. In '02, posted 152-7-1.

Positives: Very hard worker in the weight room. Has been a very good special-teams player in the past. Is quick and active and has good range and speed. Plays hard and with emotion and passion. Does not shy from contact.

Negatives: Lack of size really hurts him. Must run around and slip blocks instead of taking them on and has a hard time finding the ball at times. Gets wiped out on too many plays. Has never intercepted a pass during the regular season.

Summary: Must really stand out on special teams if he wants to play on the next level.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.