But there will be an injury and Thomas will start for Troy. I also think Bell starts unless Dwyer surprises folks even more than he did last year.
Thomas may have as good a shot at contributing right away as anyone. He could be used in the nickle and dime packages. I wouldn't be surprised to see him matched up with some slot WRs and taking Gay's spot or even replacing Foote next to Timmons on 3rd downs. I think there's quite a few defensive packages where they could use him right away assuming Carnell gets him coached up.