#27 Dwayne Thomas, DB
The Patriots signed former-Louisiana State defensive back Dwayne Thomas as an undrafted free agent last month. In four seasons at LSU, he racked up 110 tackles, 16.5 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
At 6-foot, 201 pounds, Thomas has a better build for the corner position than fellow undrafted rookies Kenny Moore and Will Likely.
According to Doug Kyed, Thomas finished Wednesday’s mini-camp session with two pass breakups:
"“After establishing himself as a starter for LSU in 2015, Dwayne Thomas returned in the same role in 2016; as a versatile and productive member on one of the nation’s premier defenses. Playing not only at safety but both slot and perimeter cornerback as well,” – Bernd Buchmasser"
Thomas’ experience playing both cornerback and safety could increase his odds at making the Patriots’ 53-man roster. New England has a good track record at turning undrafted defenders like Jonathan Jones and Brandon King into quality special teamers. If Thomas can impress as a contributor on kickoffs and punts he could potentially beat out Jordan Richards for the final safety spot.