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De'Anthony Thomas NFL Draft Scouting Report

De'Anthony Thomas NFL Draft Position: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
School: Oregon
Class: Junior
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Draft Stock: 3rd-5th round; tier two WR




De’Anthony Thomas was one of the biggest disappointments for draft analysts in 2013. Thomas was projected by most analysts to be a first or second round selection in the 2014 draft, but after losing carries to Byron Marshall and suffering an mid-season injury, Thomas’ stock began to take a tumble.

Serious questions about Thomas' translation at the next level stem because he doesn't have the size or strength to play a starting position. Will he play his natural position of running back, or does he convert to wide receiver? Even at Oregon where the lineman operate using wider splits and the offense spreads the field, Thomas still had difficulty running between the tackles.

There's no denying "DAT's" pure speed though. And as we all know; speed kills. There have been reports of Thomas running a 4.2 forty, and is one of the nation’s fastest track athletes in the 100 and 200 meter sprint. While a lot of Thomas' attributes do not translate to the next level, the one thing that does is speed, and that is why Thomas will be a day two pick come May. He's a total boom or bust selection!


Career Statistics
Year Receptions Receiving Yards Rushing Yards Rushing + Receiving TD's Return TD's
13 22 246 594 9 1
12 44 445 701 16 2
11 46 605 595 16 2

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