These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
This page was last updated April 24, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 208. Arm: 30 1/4. Hand: 9 1/4. 40 Time: 4.65. Projected Round (2013): 2-3. 4/24/13: Thomas led the nation with eight interceptions in 2012. He had three picks against Colorado, returning two of them for touchdowns. Thomas also recorded 82 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, four passes broken up and four forced fumbles. He really put himself on the map with his big plays and made up for lost time.
Thomas played well at the Senior Bowl, which helped his draft standing, but he was underwhelming at the Combine. He ran better at his pro day with a 40 time of 4.53 seconds. Thomas took a medical redshirt in 2011 and missed the entire season after breaking a leg and dislocating an ankle three days before the first game. He had 64 tackles and three interceptions in 2010.
Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State
Height: 5-5. Weight: 190. Arm: 27 1/2. Hand: 9 1/8. 40 Time: 4.80. Projected Round (2013): 6-FA. 4/24/13: Rouse averaged 5.3 yards per carry and ran for 1,490 yards with 12 touchdowns as a senior. He also caught 63 passes for 435 yards and two touchdowns. Rouse ran for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2011. He is a good runner and receiver, but struggled as a blocker in blitz protection at the Senior Bowl.
Rouse is thickly built, but is still extremely undersized for the NFL. He had a surprisingly slow 40 time at the Combine.
Walt, I want to say that you gave the Cowboys a realistic draft. I liked the strategy of going after a CB in the 1st and then come back for another CB in the 3rd. I believe the quality of Cbs will be greater at the end of the 1st round verses DE. Adoree allows Dallas to say good-by to Lucky Whitehead. Scandrick has been in and out so I'm glad to see another CB picked in the 3rd round. Xavier in the 4th covers our Safety concern and Rivers gives the Boys a DE. Derek may not be a War Daddy, but he will help in the Marinelli rotation. I think we might look for a QB (CJ Beathard) or RB (Aaron Jones) in the 6th, but it could be a WR also. Nice job and I would be pleased if we came away with this draft..!!
Has anyone seen the d3 kid out of Minot State. ,46 plus yards per punt, multiple over 70 yards while running for his life. Aaron Ladeaux, played on a team that couldn't protect him. Dark horse, but a real talent.