The Oakland Raiders continued adding depth to the secondary with Ahmad Thomas signing.
The Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie focused on picking up future defensive stars in the NFL draft when they selected Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu with their first and second-round picks, respectively. Now, they’re adding quality depth to their secondary by signing priority free agent Ahmad Thomas out of the University of Oklahoma.
Newest Raiders defensive back – Ahmad Thomsas
— Ahmad Thomas (@AhmadThomas13) April 29, 2017
Thomas played safety for the Sooners and was a three-year starter and team captain displaying both talent and leadership qualities. Moreover, he finished his career with 174 total tackles, 79 assists, and four interceptions. He also was an All-Big 12 pick his junior season and an honorable mention the following year.
In addition, Thomas played special teams during his tenure with the Sooners and played all around the field during his tenure which is something that will help him make the team as a special team player while he polishes his tackling technique. With the way injuries and unforeseen circumstances can effect a roster, it’s safe to say you can never have too many quality defensive backs on your squad and Thomas more than fits the bill.