Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech’s 6-foot-6 QB who at times reminds me of Ben Roethlisberger and other times looks reminiscent of a confused Blaine Gabbert, sounds like he’s not entering the 2013 NFL draft. He told the media over the weekend:
“I’ve always told everybody that I’m planning on coming back for my last one.”
Obviously college kids change their mind frequently, but … Thomas has actually regressed this year as the Hokies are going through one of their worst seasons in years (4-4, no guarantee they’ll be bowl-eligible). Thomas is only completing 53 percent of his passes (59 percent last year) and already has as many interceptions (10) as he did all last season.
Thomas looks the part: a nimble 6-6, powerful arm strength, nice speed, and he’ll probably put on a show at the combine. But can he be accurate enough to warrant being a high draft pick?
Based on a strong sophomore year, I thought he’d play well this season and be a 1st round draft pick. Right now, Thomas looks like a much bigger project than Ryan Tannehill (a converted receiver) was entering last year’s draft.
It has been a rough year for QBs in college football. Matt Barkley of USC has struggled more than he did last season (many will blame his offensive line). Geno Smith of West Virginia was nothing short of incredible through the first six weeks, but descended from the firmament in losses to Texas Tech and Kansas State.
Aaron Murray of Georgia has not been sharp. Tyler Bray of Tennessee has been up and down. Tyler Wilson of Arkansas was hurt, and the Razorbacks are a dumpster fire.
Last year at this time, the 2012 draft QB class looked good; the 2013 draft looked loaded. With six weeks left in the season, there sure are a lot of question marks about which QB might go 1st (or even 2nd). [Pilot Online]