Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a sophomore. Passing totals last year included 62.2%/2761 yards/33 TDs /7 interceptions with 206 yards on the ground and three more scores. Sophomore passing totals included 61.5%/2881/38/9 with 93/486/5 on the ground.
Positives: Productive college quarterback who does not project well to the next level. Patient, buys time for receivers and easily gets outside the pocket to make throws on the move. Goes to the safe underneath outlet if nothing is available downfield, searches for receivers under the rush and takes the big hit in order to get the ball away. Elusive carrying the ball, displaying the ability to make defenders miss and create yardage.
Negatives: Does not throw with consistent footwork, lacks proper pass placement and his passes tend to sail. Puts the ball up for grabs at times. Adversely reacts under the rush. Inaccuracy downfield leads to a loss of opportunities for the offense.
Analysis: Thomas was a champion caliber college quarterback at Oregon yet lacks the skills to impact in the NFL. He does not possess the passing ability to stay at quarterback and does not have the speed necessary to transition to running back.
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