Steelers Have Reportedly Had Georgia Tech DB Jemea Thomas In For A Pre Draft Visit

It appears as though the Pittsburgh Steelers recently had another pre draft visitor that went unreported until today.

On the Thursday edition of Steelers Live, Georgia Tech defensive back Jemea Thomas was listed as recently visiting with the Steelers.

At the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Thomas measured in at just over 5’9″ and weighed 192 pounds. He registered a 4.55 40-yard dash time while in Indianapolis and did 19 reps on the bench.

During his career at Georgia Tech, Thomas played every position in the defensive backfield over the course of 54 games. In 2013, Thomas led the team in solo tackles (73), total tackles (88) and pass break-ups (8). Thomas also returned eight kickoffs last season for 188 yards.

Due to his size, many project Thomas to be a safety at the NFL level and he figures to be a day-three selection next month in the 2014 NFL Draft.


  • dave

    That puts us at 33 if you count all the “reportedly scheduled” visits (Seantrell Henderson, Nick Williams, Lawrence Martin, Kyle Fuller) – I guess we’ll have to sort out which ones actually visited.

  • SteelersDepot

    Some of those may have been the Steelers making visiting the prospects and working them out. I only pass along the info that is reported. Some may have been cancelled or never took place.

  • dave

    Yeah – it’s better to have more information than not enough – this site is always the best place to get the list of visits. I guess whoever visits by Sunday is ‘official’ and those that are still on the ‘scheduled’ list got cancelled.

  • ApexSteel

    The Aaron Donald one and the John Brown ones don’t count because they’re in state or something to that effect.

  • Douglas Andrews

    Pretty Solid player this past year for GT. Should turn out to be a nice ST and dB in the NFL.

  • GoSteelerz

    Negatives from this film. A bit inconsistent in all phases, sometimes makes a misstep, sometimes gets blocked, not sure of deep coverage reliability, just couldn’t see what he was doing because he was off camera, would have to see more examples. Positives. Has the desire to get off blocks (could get off blocks a bit better, but the effort is there, some coaching can fix technique here) and make tackles, can deliver a nice forceful hit and wrap, looked solid on underneath coverage for the most part, and good versatility in coverage and in attacking the run and blitzing. Would like to see more. Nobody seems to be talking about him so could be a nice late round guy, maybe for us, maybe not, I don’t know if we are going to draft a safety. I kind of like him from what I see here in this film.

  • Jon Crissinger

    Pitt State is in Pittsburgh, Kansas so John Brown would count against the 30 non-local prospects.

  • kev4heels

    Steeler type of player. He actually reminds me a bit of Shamarko Thomas in that he blistered anybody with the ball. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him taken in the 5th or 6th.