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UB’s Thomas not after advice

Posted by Chris Brown on March 1, 2011 – 7:45 am

UB cornerback Josh Thomas, who tests at the NFL combine later today (Tuesday) has not sought advice from some of the UB players that have gone before him and landed roster spots in the NFL.

Thomas had both Naaman Roosevelt and James Starks as teammates at UB, but he chose not to bug either of them for advice.

“Naaman and James I didn’t want to bother them,” said Thomas. “Starks just won the Super Bowl and I know everyone is blowing him up (calling him). Naaman I know he’s low key in Buffalo. So I’ve just been really focused and working really hard on what I need to do.”

Of course in no way does that mean that Thomas doesn’t appreciate those UB players that initially laid out the path to the NFL and convinced NFL talent evaluators that there is pro talent at Buffalo.

“Once those first two guys, Trevor Scott and Jamey Richard went out and sustained a position in the NFL it just gave everybody else confirmation that UB is just as elite as any other big name school,” Thomas said. “They definitely paved the way and gave me confidence when they went.”

Thomas is hoping to run in the low 4.4s possibly high 4.3s at the combine. He’s forecast as a late round pick.

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