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Thursday, April 22, 2010
Doubting 'Boys go after Thomas

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Good morning and welcome to one of the greatest days on the NFL calendar. While I stepped out for a moment Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat's 49ers blog suggested that Jerry Jones might make a play for Texas safety Earl Thomas. It sounded pretty unlikely to me since the Cowboys would have to give up the first two days of their draft to make it happen.

But just to make sure, I checked with sources on the ground at Valley Ranch. They indicated there was no way the Cowboys would move all the way up the board to select Thomas. He's certainly a special player, but not that special. From what I'm hearing this morning, the more likely scenario would be to trade down and select South Florida's Nate Allen in the second round.

Now the Eagles are a different story. New general manager Howie Roseman is very interested in moving into the top 15, according to a report ESPN's Sal Paolantonio filed to the Beast on Wednesday. If the Eagles do make a move, I think Thomas would be a likely candidate. It would be high drama to watch the Eagles leapfrog the Giants in the first round. Here's hoping Roseman makes another splash this evening.

And what are the Skins thinking this morning? I'll get to that in a moment.