Originally Posted by thebow305
Ummm.... No he doesn't They're the same exact size, and given another year, Thomas will be bigger.
And that's just straight up nonsense saying that Thomas won't benefit from a weak class like Tavon did. I agree it may mean he doesn't go top 10, but the only players that are even close to him in terms of acceleration and explosiveness are Watkins and Lee. So that means he "drops" in a WCS to the early teens.
If you don't think De'Anthony Thomas is a 2014 first round pick, then it's painfully obvious you've never watched him play. He is one of the Top 5 most explosive players I have seen in my lifetime. Right there with Tavon, if not more so.
We'll see what Anthony's true combine weight is, I don't see 174 when I look at him.
I never said Anthony wouldn't benefit from a weak class. I said Tavon did. The '14 class has the potential to be very very strong at the top with WR and it makes you wonder where Thomas falls in there because he isn't a big target as a WR, can't pass protect or run between the tackles as a RB. These are things that are typically expected from premium picks.
He's a first round talent, for sure; I have seen him play. Explosive, yes definitely. He's a slot WR and 2 down RB. Do you pass up a QB, passrusher, or T that you graded out as a 1st for him? The 3 most important positions in today's game. Add in Lee and Watkins as well as ASJ who are all expected to go in the first and you're already in the late teens. He's a luxury player who will start to be considered in the late 1st, and rightfully so.