- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Cleveland will host Thomas for a two-day visit on April 5-6, according to a source. Thomas is widely regarded as the second-best safety in this year's NFL draft behind Tennessee's Eric Berry.
The Browns hold the No. 7 overall pick and are showing significant interest in defensive backs such as Thomas, Berry and Florida cornerback Joe Haden. That could be a strong indication of the front office's thinking and direction in the first round.
Thomas is an intriguing prospect who most scouts grade very close to Berry, a projected top-10 pick. If Berry goes early, as expected, this could help Thomas' draft stock with other teams looking for a playmaking safety.
Earlier this week the AFC North blog reported the Bengals, who hold the No. 21 overall pick, also will host Thomas on April 1-2.