It looks like Chad Thomas will have another opportunity to show NFL scouts that he is ready to play at the next level.
The former University of Miami defensive end on Friday was named as a late addition to the Senior Bowl, which takes place on Jan. 27 in Mobile.
Patrick Woo, the scouting coordinator for the Senior Bowl, confirmed the news on Twitter in response to a report by CanesInSight’s Peter Ariz. Thomas will wear No. 90 for the game.
Thomas will make his way to Mobile after playing in the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg on Saturday.
Thomas has impressed during the first few days of practice ahead of the Shrine Game, showing off his pass-rushing skills. He also spoke with representatives from the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday and the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, according to Pewter Report’s Trevor Sikkema. Also participating in the Shrine game are offensive lineman Kc McDermott and defensive back Dee Delaney.
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive end played in 49 games during his four seasons at UM with 33 starts, and finished his college career with 103 total tackles (26 for loss), 11 sacks, eight pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In his final season at Miami, Thomas tied for the team lead with 12.5 tackles for loss and also contributed 5.5 sacks, a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries. He is projected as a potential third- or fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Thomas joins wide receiver Braxton Berrios and kicker Michael Badgley as Senior Bowl participants.