OG Brandon Thomas - Clemson, Tears ACL

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  1. MRojas4

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/07/clemson-draft-prospect-brandon-thomas-tears-acl/

    Tough break for the kid.

    I know many expected Fins to give him a look in the 2nd/3rd round.

    Wonder how far he drops now, or if someone will take a "Willis McGahee" type risk with him.

    Does anyone know if insurance applies to this?

    I've always wondered what happens if someone comes in for a work out and gets injured during the workout. Do teams have insurance policies covering this? Or is it on the player?

    Similar to Beanie Wells, tore his ACL during a workout with the Ravens.
     
  2. sinPHIN

    sinPHIN A True Fan

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    depending on how far he falls grab him late, and ir him for the year. Horrible news for a young man this close to achieving his dream
     
  3. Phinsfan93

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    Damn it, could play along the line like Martin. Wanted him in the 2nd.
     
  4. ITS!MATEO

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    Damn, I wanted him in the the 3rd round.... Change of plans.
     
  5. hoops

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    da beards gonna cry alligator tears...at least i no longer have to worry about us drafting him to play a starting right tackle

    sucks for the kid
     
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  6. Hayden Fox

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    Already posted. Merge
     
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    :boohoo:
     
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    a guy that big? Not worth the risk, you can pick up him as a FA.
     
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    I say draft Thomas, sit him for a year on IR and then go sign yourself a 32-year guard who only has a year or so left in the tank (like Evan Mathis), but has starting experience and can handle the job this year if needed.
     
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    still would be a grat pick.... but sadly not for the phins. need immediate impact and he will need the year to heal. My bet he goes to a team with no imminent issues on the OL and will be a starter next season.
     
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    What's wrong with his size?
     
  12. jim1

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    What a bummer and a shame. I'd be for drafting him late and stashing him for next year.
     
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  13. uk_dolfan

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    A good example of why clowney decided to take the year off
     
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    Buff From a galaxy far far away.... Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I think we have enough bad luck with the drafting and signing of players with major injuries. Fit, he would have been strongly considered in our 2nd round, but not now. I don't think we can afford to pick an injured player....
     
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    I don't know if draft prospects have insurance (I would guess yes since many are able to get unsecured loans based on the their projected pay of an NFL contract - if you can get a loan you can get insurance), but I do know for sure that NFL teams and NFL players have insurance on contracts. Both parties have injury insurance on contracts.
     

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