Brandon Thomas tears ACL

Updated: April 8, 2014, 11:53 AM ET
By Adam Caplan | ESPN

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Lee Coleman/Icon SMIFormer Clemson guard Brandon Thomas tore his ACL training last week, a source said.

Former Clemson guard Brandon Thomas, who is rated as one of the top interior offensive linemen available in this year's draft, suffered a torn ACL while working out last week, a league source said.

Thomas (6-foot-3, 317 pounds) is coming off an outstanding set of practices during the Senior Bowl and was seen as a probable second- or third-round pick before suffering his injury, according to NFL personnel sources.

Thomas suffered the injury during a non-contact drill in a workout with the New Orleans Saints, a league source confirmed to ESPN.

He already had six pre-draft visits in recent weeks.

Thomas is ranked by ESPN's Scouts Inc. as the third-best guard available in May's draft.

Adam Caplan is an ESPN NFL Insider. Saints reporter Mike Triplett contributed to this report.


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