49ers DL Solomon Thomas mentioned that he wants to prove he was worthy of being the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft and play his entire career in San Francisco.
“In this business, whatever happens, happens. You don’t control it,” Thomas said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports. “But I love this organization. I love being here. And I want to finish what I started. I want to come here and want to show everyone why John and Kyle drafted me No. 3 and be who I am.”
Thomas admitted that last year as the “worst season” of his career, but feels the “most confident” he has ever been.
“Everything in the past, is in the past,” said Thomas. “I had probably my worst season ever in my life last year and I’m the most confident I’ve ever been in my career right now. That says a lot. I’m ready to move forward and show everyone who Solomon Thomas is and what I’m going to bring to the table.”
New Rams OLB Clay Matthews is clearly excited about his new team.
“Obviously, I’ve only played for one team, but there’s something different — an energy around here — and I think that stems from being successful, but that ultimately comes from the right people being on this team,” Matthews said, via TheRams.com. “The thing is that when you have a young team, you have to make sure you have that right core of players and veteran leadership.”
Matthews added that his role in the Rams’ defense will be flexible.
“Yeah as far as base defense on first and second down, I’ll be playing one of the outside linebacker positions,” Matthews said. “As far as third-down and pass-rusher situations, it’s so flexible as to where I could play on the outside or on the inside, so I think like they said when I first came here, that’s a little fluid. But as far as where they’ll put me in the program, it’ll say outside linebacker.”
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll praised third-year WR Amara Darboh and said he “looks great” during OTAs.
“Darboh looks great. He’s back in the fold now, so he goes right back into the competition of it,” said Carroll, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.