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03-31-2009, 08:54 PM
Draft prospect visits Steelers
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Mike Thomas, a 5-foot-8 1/2 wide receiver from University of Arizona, became the first college prospect from outside the area to visit the Steelers today.

Thomas earned all-Pac 10 honors last season as a receiver and punt returner. He set the conference record with 259 career receptions and was timed at 4.30 in the 40-yard sprint at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

The Steelers, who lost No. 3 receiver Nate Washington in free agency, would like to draft a receiver with good speed who also could return punts and/or kickoffs for them.

Thomas is the first of 30 prospects the Steelers are permitted to entertain at their facility before the draft.

First published on March 31, 2009 at 12:28 pm

03-31-2009, 11:08 PM

Not too shabby.

04-01-2009, 07:48 AM
Simply by having the ability to play on special teams makes him more of a value than nate who despite his reputed "freakish athletic ability" was incapable of contributing on special teams.

Thomas would be a good mid-round addition. Add in that same range WRs like Deon Butler, Austin Collie (moving up fast by reports), Johnny Knox and Ramses Barden.