Position: Offensive Tackle
Weight: 320 lbs.
Thomas looks to be an ideal NFL offensive lineman with excellent size, strength, quickness and athleticism. He has long arms, a stout frame and good footwork. Thomas has held up admirably in the trenches against fierce SEC competition week in and week out. He consistently keeps quarterbacks upright and can be an immediate anchor to an offensive line.
The gap between college and NFL competition is vast, and Thomas could stand to benefit from refining his technique and hips before making the leap to the NFL.
Why he may fit with Washington:
With former Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams holding out for good, Washington has an immediate need on the offensive line, which has struggle to hold up for much of the season. To keep rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who appears to be the team’s future behind center for the time being, upright, Thomas would be an excellent choice to strengthen the offensive line around. It would be hard for Washington to justify passing on Williams’ successor in the early first round.
Thomas looks to be a huge help on the offensive line from Day 1 with Pro Bowl upside thanks to ideal strength, length and quickness.
Projected Round: Early 1st