Demaryius Thomas Scouting Report
|School:||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
|Height & Weight:||6'3 - 229 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
It is difficult to compare Demaryius Thomas to Calvin Johnson, but Thomas is certainly the best receiver to suit up for Georgia Tech since Johnson. The numbers may not show it (since the Yellow Jackets are a run orientated team), but Thomas is still a very talented wideout. And it all started during his freshman campaign when he was named to several All-ACC freshman teams for pulling in 35 passes for 558 yards and a team high four touchdowns. By his sophomore season Thomas was a more balanced receiver, who was forced to turn into a good blocker. Again the numbers are not eye popping, but on a team who had nobody else catch more than eight passes, Thomas' 39 receptions for 627 yards and three scores are pretty good. The Ramblin' Wreck has looked to take advantage of Thomas' skills more often during the 2009 season. Through the regular season Thomas has caught 44 passes for 1,077 yards and seven touchdowns. Yet again, nobody else on the team has reached double figures in the reception column, so Thomas is getting double teamed on obvious passing downs. If Thomas were playing with Reggie Ball (like Johnson did) or in a system that actually threw the ball, he would be garnering much more national attention. At 6-3 and 229 pounds, Thomas has the size and speed to be a difference maker in the NFL and it will be at the NFL Combine where he has to prove it. 1/17 Update: Per usual, Thomas was not very involved in the Yellow Jackets' offense in the postseason. However, he did have a 70 yard touchdown reception against Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game. Against Iowa in the Fiesta Bowl the entire passing game was shut down and the team only had 12 yards through the air. Despite that (or perhaps because of it), Thomas opted to leave early for the NFL and could be a solid second round selection with some good pre-draft workouts. 4/5 Update: Due to a broken foot suffered in February, Thomas has not had the opportunity to show off his skills for NFL scouts. However, he is garnering plenty of attention anyway and is a borderline first round selection. Simply taking him out of the Georgia Tech offense and looking at him in a different light makes him a look like a much better receiver than he ever did with the Yellow Jackets. Thomas missed the combine and Georgia Tech's pro day, but he still hopes to work out before the draft. The foot injury is not much of an issue, and even if he does not have a great workout it can be blamed on the foot and that will not be a long term issue.
Last Updated Apr-05-2010 by Joel Welser
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