Matt Elam (Rd 1) vs. Shamarko Thomas (Rd 4)
Ravens took Matt Elam at pick 32:
5'10 208 lbs 4.54 Forty 17 reps of 225 lbs
Played in the SEC
Steelers took Shark Thomas in the 4th Rd. Essentially a 3rd pick with the trade:
5'9" 213 lbs 4.42 Forty 28 reps of 225 lbs
Played in the Big East
They are very similar players. What's the real difference between them? I could make the argument that Shark Thomas is just as good. I don't know much about him, but there is not a lot of difference between these two players.
What separates them from 1st round to 4th round? I appears to be one inch of height and the conference they competed at.
What say you? I like our pick at safety just as much as Matt Elam in the first round.