76. LB Chase Thomas, Stanford
Particulars: 6-4/245, Sr.; Marietta (Ga.) Walton
Buzz: Thomas will be a four-year starter for the Cardinal. He led Stanford with five forced fumbles, 9.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss last season, and added four quarterback hurries. He has 20 sacks and eight forced fumbles in his career. Thomas toyed with the idea of turning pro after last season but decided to remain in school for his senior season. While he is listed as an outside linebacker, he often lines up at end for the Cardinal. He and Shayne Skov could be the nation's best linebacker duo this fall.