2013 Season In Review
Gordon had 58 tackles, 33 of them solo, two tackles for loss, three interceptions and two passes defensed in 11 games for the Michigan Wolverines.
Thomas has good size at 6-feet, 214 pounds. Here is a brief scouting report from Draft Insider:
"Gordon is a ferocious hitter who gets the most from his abilities and plays within himself. He'd be effective in a zone system and brings a special teams mentality."
"Thomas Gordon could be a really good player," Jackson said during a recent interview. "If you look at him physically, he's everything you could want in an NFL safety."
"But I would just like to see him become more aggressive, when he's coming to make plays on the football and closing on open-field tackles," Jackson said. "Little things, but big things."
Can Gordon, who ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and had a 40.5-inch vertical jump during the Michigan Pro Day, harness his physical gifts and make a run at a spot on the Giants' roster? He is competing with second-year man Cooper Taylor, fifth-round pick Nat Berhe and another undrafted free agent, C.J. Barnett.
If Gordon can make an impression the Giants' five preseason games, perhaps a practice squad spot could be in his future.