Biography: Junior college transfer awarded all-Conference honors the past two-years. Senior totals included 298/1585/19 on the ground and 13/271 receiving. Posted 247/1265/11 rushing and 25/357 in his first season with the program as a junior.
Positives: "Strong, downhill runner who is best between the tackles. Displays good vision, is patient, and finds the opening in the offensive line. Runs north/south, keeps his feet driving up the field, and aggressively drives his shoulders into defenders. Quickly readjusts off the initial hit, immediately gets back to playing form, and falls forward when tackled. Picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Works his way on the inside and will pick and choose his spots. Displays solid running vision. Flashes the ability to quickly get around tackle."
Negatives: Displays minimal burst and speed. Runs with an upright style. Has struggled with hamstring problems throughout the off-season.
Analysis: Thomas made a major impact when he arrived at Kansas State two years ago and has been one of the better ball carriers in the Big 12 ever since. He possesses the size and strength to be a feature runner in the NFL but must really improve the details of his game and show durability to be a consistent threat.
David E. Klutho/SI
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