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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Not only couldn't stay eligible, but dumb as a brick. And for people saying he didn't get tested, he got burnt on the regular last year. He didn't start half of our games.

    Look, I'm glad he got drafted and hope he has a long, productive career, but let's not romanticize. This guy did nothing for our program.
    Don't disagree with any of this. It is still great for him and our program. He was tabled many years ago as our best recruit and I guess he has the measureables NFL teams crave. It is the Browns though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Not only couldn't stay eligible, but dumb as a brick. And for people saying he didn't get tested, he got burnt on the regular last year. He didn't start half of our games.

    Look, I'm glad he got drafted and hope he has a long, productive career, but let's not romanticize. This guy did nothing for our program.
    Man, I thought I saw some range in his game last year. He was dependable in stopping the run on the edge too.

    I would take an Auriene over a Thomas any day of the week but I don't think the kid played like complete garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Not only couldn't stay eligible, but dumb as a brick. And for people saying he didn't get tested, he got burnt on the regular last year. He didn't start half of our games.

    Look, I'm glad he got drafted and hope he has a long, productive career, but let's not romanticize. This guy did nothing for our program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    Man, I thought I saw some range in his game last year. He was dependable in stopping the run on the edge too.

    I would take an Auriene over a Thomas any day of the week but I don't think the kid played like complete garbage.
    If you can't stay on the field, what does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    If you can't stay on the field, what does it matter?
    NFL.....is a place where your educamacation isnt all that important to get playing time. Can you play de game and play nice in the sand box with all the other edumacated dudes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    If you can't stay on the field, what does it matter?
    I failed to even realize how little he played...shows you what I recall!

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    Default Re: Simeon Thomas Drafted

    Ike Taylor only played 11 games for UL as a defensive back.


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    I am not sure of the exact number, but how many of UL's drafted players are from Louisiana over the past 10-15 years? (Is McGuire the only one?) Seems like most of our good players come from out of state.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    Unbelievable. Great news for Thomas!!' Has half a DB group ever been drafted from such a horrible defense? I honestly can't remember him making that many plays, but maybe our front seven was that incompetent.
    This is great news for Napier and staff. A path to the NFL is what a lot of these kids are looking for. This should help recruiting.
    As you know, sixth round players are drafted on potential and measurables. Thomas made many big plays. He's very long limbed. He's easily turned around and makes poor decisions. Things that can be improved. He's always had the physical tools.

    I've always been a big supporter. Remember due to injury and NCAA issues he's rarely been properly coached for a season

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    I am not sure of the exact number, but how many of UL's drafted players are from Louisiana over the past 10-15 years? (Is McGuire the only one?) Seems like most of our good players come from out of state.
    Defensive end from port Allen who's name eludes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    I am not sure of the exact number, but how many of UL's drafted players are from Louisiana over the past 10-15 years? (Is McGuire the only one?) Seems like most of our good players come from out of state.
    Ike Taylor was drafted 15 years ago. From the West Bank....

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    Default Re: Simeon Thomas Drafted

    So we have 3 Louisiana athletes drafted in 15 years. One thing the draft has taught us is that our top tier talent has not improved over the past 30 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    So we have 3 Louisiana athletes drafted in 15 years. One thing the draft has taught us is that our top tier talent has not improved over the past 30 years.
    CC Brown, Hall Davis, Dwight Bentley, Eli McGuire, Christian Ringo, Tracy walker, Simeon Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    CC Brown, Hall Davis, Dwight Bentley, Eli McGuire, Christian Ringo, Tracy walker, Simeon Thomas
    Ladarius

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    Default Re: Simeon Thomas Drafted

    Quote Originally Posted by bmv90 View Post
    Ladarius
    If you're including out of state players, Peanut makes the 15 year cutoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    As you know, sixth round players are drafted on potential and measurables. Thomas made many big plays. He's very long limbed. He's easily turned around and makes poor decisions. Things that can be improved. He's always had the physical tools.

    I've always been a big supporter. Remember due to injury and NCAA issues he's rarely been properly coached for a season
    I don't recall Thomas making any big plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmv90 View Post
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    He was from Florida if I recall correctly.

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