Ambry Thomas gave up the football season in 2020, but was almost forced to miss the campaign for 2019. The corner defender missed the entire off-season in 2019 due to a colitis attack, which hospitalized him and caused him to lose 30 kilograms.
He struggles all the way to play not only as a teenager, but has his best college season with 38 fights, three loss fights and three interceptions to go with three misses.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced him to abandon the 2020 campaign to prepare for the NFL project. Thomas may have gone on Day 1 or 2 if he has built his strong junior year. Instead, he slipped all the way to 102, where the 49 took him.
Thomas told Orion Sang of the Detroit Free Press that he would enter the NFL with a chip on his shoulder and that he was not worried about rust after a year of rest.
He was also named the top 5 in this class of draft.
This may explain why the 49ers grabbed him at the end of the third round. They needed help for a corner and Thomas has the talent to be a much earlier choice. If he’s right and really becomes one of the best corners in this class, San Francisco could come up with one of the biggest thefts of the project.