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Cardinals Hope Cameron Thomas, Myjai Sanders Add Up To Sustained Pass Rush

The rookie outside linebackers were going through individual drills, the bass line thumping from the song blaring from the giant speaker nearby, and Myjai Sanders began to dance. It was a practice habit that a former Cardinals outside linebacker – Chandler Jones – would sometimes partake. If Sanders...
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Rookie edge rushers Cameron Thomas and Myjai Sanders plan to bring the heat for Cardinals

One of them models his entire game after childhood idol J.J. Watt and the other hopes to be the next version of Von Miller with a bit of Markus Golden and Haason Reddick thrown in. If the Cardinals plan to fill the gaping hole they have at edge rusher following Chandler Jones’ free-agent departure to the Raiders, maybe the rookie duo of third-round draft picks Cameron Thomas and Myjai Sanders can do the trick. ...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals’ Cameron Thomas a talking point among NFL executives

The Arizona Cardinals added a trio of pass-rushing rookies in the 2022 NFL Draft. Of the three, San Diego State’s Cameron Thomas was singled out by NFL executives for the right reasons when taking a look at Arizona’s draft class for ESPN. Third-round defensive end Cameron Thomas (No....

Cameron Thomas may be up for a starting role with Cardinals

There’s a very good chance that the Arizona Cardinals could start the third-round selection at outside linebacker in 2022. Fans of the Arizona Cardinals were far from shocked when Chandler Jones left the club back in March. General manager Steve Keim was working with limited funds this offseason, so there was a fairly good chance that the star edge-rusher would be offered more money by another team.
Revenge of the Birds

Arizona Cardinals select Cameron Thomas in third round

The Arizona Cardinals have selected San Diego State defensive end Cameron Thomas with the 87th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. SUMMARY: A three-year starter at San Diego State, Thomas lined up inside, outside and over the offensive tackle in defensive coordinator Kurt Mattix’s 3-3-5 base scheme. One of the most productive defenders in college football in 2021, his 20.5 tackles for loss ranked No. 3 in the FBS (behind only Will Anderson and Devin Lloyd), and his 71 tackles ranked No. 2 among all FBS defensive linemen. Thomas played a high volume of snaps on tape and showed the consistent effort to be disruptive in the backfield or routinely make tackles away from the line of scrimmage. Although he didn’t stay blocked for long in college, he has only average length and burst, and his win rate will drop vs. NFL-level blockers. Overall, Thomas is a tight, face-up rusher with inconsistent pad level, but he is a hard-charger with the cranked motor and physical hands to wear down blockers and find the football. He projects as a 4-3 defensive end with three-down potential.
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Aztecs Star Cameron Thomas Selected in 3rd Round of NFL Draft

During the pre-NFL Draft process San Diego State defensive lineman Cameron Thomas earned the reputation as "the best player you don't know." He's getting a chance to make sure everyone knows his name. Thomas was taken in the 3rd round, 87th overall, by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2022 NFL...
Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals Take Pass Rushers Cameron Thomas, Myjai Sanders In Third Round

In January, Cameron Thomas attended a Cardinals' game at State Farm Stadium in the regular-season finale against the Seahawks. The San Diego State edge rusher, who would be entering the NFL draft just a few months later, admitted he "had his fingers crossed" he would find himself on a defense that had Markus Golden, Chandler Jones, and even though he was injured at the time, J.J. Watt.

Cameron Thomas Drafted in Third Round to Arizona

LAS VEGAS -- San Diego State's Cameron Thomas (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. Thomas was chosen as the 23rd pick of the third round and the 87th selection overall. Thomas is the highest draft pick...
Bleacher Report

Cameron Thomas NFL Draft 2022: Scouting Report for Arizona Cardinals' EDGE

— Smooth mover. Plays light on his feet and works tight areas well. — Good hand usage. Always looking to counter and does well to free himself after initial engagement. — Good flexibility. Can contort himself through contact and keep moving. — Found success as a gap-shooter. Knows how to...
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Cardinals' Cameron Thomas: Heads to desert

The Cardinals selected Thomas (hamstring) in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 87th overall. Thomas turned in a dominant senior season at San Diego State to fuel his draft stock and become a Day 2 selection. The 267-pounder ranked 4th in the FBS in tackles for loss at 20.5 and added 11.5 sacks. He began his career as a nose tackle before moving to the edge, where he thrived. Thomas did not test at the combine due to a hamstring issue and did not complete the full battery of tests at his pro day, but his production and film was enough for Arizona to take the plunge. Thomas can develop behind J.J. Watt at defensive end.

2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2022 NFL Draft?. My versatility, knowledge, and effort. Starting my career at defensive tackle has helped me a lot playing outside. I learned to play with my hands and leverage inside along with gaining a lot of toughness. My knowledge and understanding for the game is something that I also believe sets me apart from the other prospects and is something that will keep me playing the game I love. I hold myself to the highest stander of effort when I’m on and off the fields. I know I can’t control how a game goes or how well I play overall, but I can control my effort and I do everything I can to strain on every single play.