Stanford's Solomon Thomas told me he'll meet with the Browns this evening.— Jason Gibbs (@BGSUGibbs) March 4, 2017
Thomas will be a first-round pick in this year’s draft, and the debate is on as to whether or not he could be a Top-10 pick. He certainly did not lack confidence when speaking to the media at the Combine:
"I can rush anywhere. I can play anywhere. I play every down. I’m great stopping the run, great rushing the quarterback. I’m very versatile. I have toughness. I try to get after every (offensive) lineman and put the fear of God in them and make a play. I’m just trying to get to the quarterback every play and be destructful and wreak havoc. ... It really doesn’t matter [whether I play in a 3-4 or 4-3]. I can beef up and be that 3-4 defensive end, or slide down to a ‘3’ if they go to an over front. I can also be a 4-3 defensive end and still move down to that ‘3’ technique. I can move outside if you want me to. I’ll play wherever they need me to. I can play ‘em all."
While the Browns would not take Thomas at No. 1 overall and are unlikely to take two defensive ends with their top two picks, if Cleveland falls in love with a quarterback at No. 1 overall, then Thomas could become a primary target at No. 12.