Cleveland Browns: 5 biggest training camp wildcards
4. CB Kiondre Thomas
Marvin Wilson will almost certainly make the final roster, but it’s a major longshot for all of the other undrafted free agents. Kiondre Thomas has perhaps the best chance to do so because of the position he plays, the team’s lack of depth there, and his elite athleticism.
Thomas was a solid collegiate player for both the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Kansas State Wildcats, but his athletic testing indicates some untapped potential. He ran a nice 4.44-second 40-yard dash and put up quality marks in the explosiveness and agility tests as well. He lacked ball production intercepting only one pass and defending 11 over 30 games, which is a concern. There is, of course, a reason he was not drafted despite his solid physical profile.
He’ll be competing with the likes of A.J. Green, Robert Jackson, and M.J. Stewart for the final cornerback spots. Assuming full health of the room, Denzel Ward, Greg Newsome, Greedy Williams, and Troy Hill are entrenched as the top four players.
That likely leaves two spots remaining, and considering the importance of the position as well as the injury history of the top three guys, quality depth becomes all the more critical.
While Thomas has been an outside-only player, his special teams experience and physical talent gives him a shot at the final 53, and a practice squad spot failing that.