Scouting Report: Demaryius Thomas
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A really big, physically imposing wide receiver. He’s got big, soft hands and he uses them well to catch away from his body. Has the most potential of any receiver in the draft because of his physical attributes. Although he didn’t have eye-popping statistics because of the system he played in. Thomas was fairly productive and has a lot of playing experience. He is a great blocker and usually takes at least one player out on a running play. He seems willing to make all of the catches over the middle, but didn’t have many opportunities to do so.
Like all Georgia Tech offensive players, he’s extremely hard to evaluate. The triple option offense leaves him in single coverage most of the time, sometimes with safety help over the top on obvious passing downs. He has almost no change of direction skills and is very much a slow twitch kind of player – he takes a while to get up to full speed and doesn’t change direction well so making multiple moves in a route could be difficult. Had some lapses in concentration which led to some dropped catchable balls. Disappeared in parts of some games. Will probably need a lot of experience and time to learn a real NFL route tree before he makes an impact.
Demaryius “Bay Bay” Thomas is by far the most questionable WR prospect for the 2010 draft because it’s so hard to get a good evaluation of him. He has so much potential but is so raw that it could mean a lot of teams pass on him if they want a more NFL-ready prospect. He’s a high risk high reward type of player, and that’s the kind of player I usually tend to stay away from in the 1st round.
Started 10 games his sophomore season and started every game his junior season. Was a redshirt his freshman season.
Awards and Honors
2007: Honorable Mention Freshman All-America (Sporting News). ACC?All-Freshman Team (Sporting News)
Management major at Georgia Tech.
Broke his foot while training for the NFL Combine after his junior season.
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