Thomas is more of a power guy. Chandler Jones was never a speed merchant either. I never liked the Jones-Golden tandem because neither player had speed.That's my thought too. The one thing I like is I've now seen 2 people compare him to Maxx Crosby. My guess is it's the white guy thing but I'm hoping he actually is comparable. Crosby is one of my favorite non Cardinal defenders in the league.
Guys like Thomas usually at least find a role.The Athletic: G-5 players who should make an impact.
Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State — Round 3, Pick 84, Arizona CardinalsOutside of Kayvon Thibodeaux, Thomas may be the most explosive defensive end off the line of scrimmage, and he plays with an extremely high motor. He has the ability to be a 9-technique edge rusher on the weak side, a 5- or 7-technique edge setter on the strong side of a 40 front, or a 4-technique banger in a 30 front defense. That level of versatility should make him a steal in the third round of the draft. He plays well with his hands and does a good job of shedding blocks. He is also a sure tackler and is aggressive at the point of attack. With Chandler Jones leaving Arizona to sign with the Raiders, Thomas will have the opportunity to show the Cardinals’ defensive staff and front office that he can be relied on to fill the void. He should find his way on the field in some capacity early and often next season.