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Giants Roster Breakdown: Thomas Gordon, S

Does safety Thomas Gordon have a chance to stick with the Giants?

Thomas Gordon
Thomas Gordon

Let's continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the New York Giants will bring to training camp one month from today. Next up is undrafted free agent safety Thomas Gordon.

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.

2014 Outlook

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."

Here is former NFL safety Marlin Jackson on Gordon prior to Gordon's senior season at Michigan:

"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.