Daniel Thomas drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Daniel Thomas, the defensive back from Auburn University, in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Many expected Thomas to go in the first 3 rounds. Self-pity, however, has never suited Thomas. He is now even more determined to outwork his opponents.
Thomas is a natural leader, providing consistent motivation and positivity on the field. He is willing—and, more importantly, has the requisite athleticism—to play whatever role or position his team needs. Thomas’ selfless mentality, coupled with his physical capabilities, made him a defensive standout and consistent piece of Auburn’s special teams.
Thomas knows where his talents are best utilized, however. In regards to which safety position he prefers, Thomas relishes playing inside the box, where he “doesn’t miss tackles.” According to his former head coach, Gus Malzahn, Thomas is a “high-caliber” player that the Jaguars can confidently add to their roster.
The most challenging task Thomas has in front of him is proving his value as a starting safety without the help of organized team activities prior to training camp due to COVID19 precautions.