Thomas benefits from study of Polamalu

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- It doesn't take a scout's eye to see the similarities between Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy Polamalu.

Both are just shy of six-feet tall, each an eyelash over 200 pounds and lightning quick. Both were selected in the top 20 of the NFL draft and both have played under Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.

For someone who has coached both players, Thomas with the Seahawks and Polamalu at USC, the comparison between the two is an easy one to make.