Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas chose to skip his senior season with the Yellow Jackets and enter the 2010 NFL Draft. The only problem is Thomas suffered a broken fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot while training for the NFL Scouting Combine, and health will determine his draft value.
Big-play ability (averaged 25.1 yards per reception last year on 46 catches)
- Excellent size: 6-foot-3, 224 pounds
- Tough for cornerbacks to tackle
- Red zone threat
- Quality body control
- Soft, strong hands
- Long strider with decent enough speed
- Very good blocker when he wants to be
- No second gear
- Lack of big-time production
- Doesn't have open-field moves or ability to escape in tight quarters
- Doesn't sell his routes well
- Separation isn't there
Expected draft placement
Despite a very tough childhood (mother and grandmother sent to prison for selling drugs), Thomas seems to be of good character. He ran on his surgically repaired foot less than a week before the draft and said it felt good. Thomas added that he was at 90 percent. He is probably looking at being a second-round selection. We don't see him being a game-changing player at the next level, but a good coaching staff may be able to get the most out of Thomas.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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