Texas safety Earl Thomas wasn't supposed to run Wednesday at the Longhorns' Pro Day, but his competitiveness got the best of him. He ran a 4.38 in his 40, drawing oohs and aahs. But he also tweaked his left hamstring, which kept him from doing any drills. Scouts had hoped to see him do the three-cone and shuttles since he skipped them at the combine.
"I knew in a good day [I could run that fast], but I wasn't expecting it," Thomas said. "I haven't been training for it since the combine. For me to do that, I'm real proud of myself."
The Texans like Thomas and will have a hard time passing on him if he's there when they draft. Thomas could go earlier than that, though, especially given his 40 time.
"I come from a small town," said Thomas, who is from Orange. "We're not really on the map. To put my family and my town on the map means a lot to me."
-- Charean Williams