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So, of course, the thought of getting drafted by his hometown team carries plenty of allure.
“It would mean a lot,” Thomas said Friday at the NFL scouting combine. “I’d be close to my family and friends. That’s a childhood dream to grow up and be a part of the team whose city you’re in. So if I become a Raven, especially to just go back home, that would be special to me.”
Thomas, who said that he’s had some conversations with Ravens officials during his stay in Indianapolis, later acknowledged how improbable it was for any team to be considering drafting him.
“I guess it always seemed unlikely, especially coming from Baltimore city,” Thomas said. “Not a lot of kids make it to college. Not a lot of kids make it to see 21. For me to make it this far has been a blessing. I’m just defeating the odds as I go along.”
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Thomas was told that he didn’t have the grades to qualify, so he went to Nassau Community in New York. Thomas said Friday that he lived in a six-bedroom apartment near the school with 12 other players.
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