The team has not determined where it wants to position him going forward, at either wide receiver or cornerback. It’s a testament to the superior speed, quickness and playmaking knack that Jackets fans have seen in the past three years from Thomas as Tech’s starting quarterback. Making the 90-man offseason roster is an accomplishment itself for an athlete who has not played wide receiver or cornerback at any level of organized football. Thomas was one of 55 players that the Saints brought in for the audition, joining the team’s draft picks and undrafted free agents.
The actual contract signing will likely take place in the next couple days. Thomas was initially passed over on draft weekend, presumably due to questions about his size (5-foot-9) and lack of experience at cornerback and wide receiver. He is now with a team that has a history of undrafted free agents making the 53-man regular-season roster. In 2013, one of them was former Tech cornerback Rod Sweeting.