Scott Porter: What do you feel are your greatest strengths?
Michael Thomas: I feel that my greatest strengths are my knowledge for the game. I understand my assignments well and I understand coverage’s well. I know my responsibilities and am very dependable. I recognize formations and plays and that is really an advantage I have when playing each week.
Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Michael Thomas: First my goal is to make a team after that I want to learn the playbook and system as quickly as possible to get in there and help my team win. I want to contribute in whatever way I am asked to help be part of a winning organization.
Scott Porter: What player in the NFL reminds you of yourself or one that you model your game after?
Michael Thomas: Troy Polamalu is a player I look at and try to model some of his game. I love the way he plays with fire and intensity. He has a lot of great traits anyone would want to model their game after. Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs is another player I look at. I know he is young but he plays with a great passions and he is a playmaker.
Scott Porter: What type of a person and player is an NFL team getting in Michael Thomas?
Michael Thomas: They will be getting a very passionate player who loves the game of football. They will be getting a player who understands this is a business and will take it very serious. I will understand and learn from others what it takes to play at a high level. I will be a great teammate and I will be an added fire to the team who decides to give me a chance.
Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest adjustment from the college level to the NFL level?
Michael Thomas: I think just the change in talent. You have to realize that everyone, every team, every week you are going against the best of the best. Nothing is easy in the NFL. I also think the mental aspect will be one of the more important adjustments I will have to pick up on. Getting my mind right to take on the challenge and prepare for what it will take to get to where I want to be. I look at the NFL as once you get there you have to work on being perfect otherwise you may not last long. Any player at any time can beat you so you have to bring your best effort otherwise you are going to fail terribly.
Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Michael Thomas: I like to listen to music. I like to relax in my free time when I have it. I also like to golf.
Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Michael Thomas: My teammates. That is easily what I will miss most.
Scott Porter: Did you have a favorite team and player growing up as a kid?
Michael Thomas: Not really a team, but in middle school I played QB because I wanted to be the next Michael Vick. I tried to model my QB game after Michael Vick.
Scott Porter: What would you say your biggest accomplishment playing football at Stanford has been?
Michael Thomas: I can remember my first start ever. We were playing against UCLA and I was having a very good game. I stripped the ball and returned it for a TD. My teammates always talk about that game. It was a great moment and one I will never forget.