A day after DDez Bryant's somewhat "bizarre" Pro Day workout, Texas safety Earl Thomas took part in his Pro Day down in Austin on Wednesday. And reports are that Thomas impressed with a blazing 40 yard dash - before pulling his hamstring and sitting out the rest of the workout.
Thomas, who Mike Mayock has ranked as his number one safety in the draft, ran between a 4.35 to 4.37 40 yard dash (depending on who you ask). A 4.37, by the way, would have been the fastest time turned in by any player at the Scouting Combine and the third fastest overall.
Thomas measured in six pounds lighter than at the Combine, tipping the scales at 202 pounds. Perhaps that's how Thomas was able to shave an entire tenth of a second off of his 40 time. This is notable only because size has been one of the concerns for those evaluating Thomas. But even still, there are many in the scouting community who love Thomas.
Like I said, Mayock is one of the guys. Former Texans GM and current NFL analyst Charley Casserly also likes Thomas a lot, saying Earl is a better prospect than both Sean Taylor and LaRon Landry were when they came out.
The Dolphins also have been showing interest in the standout from Texas. Of course, that could actually work against the idea that Thomas could be Miami's first round pick. After all, the Dolphins didn't even attend Jake Long's Pro Day when they drafted him two years ago. However, because of how badly the Dolphins need a ball-hawking free safety, I'd have to imagine he's clearly on Miami's radar.