Originally Posted by TheMikeIsHot
I guess I just don't see eye-to-eye with you on Thomas.
I think he'll take to coaching very well and will be running routes in no time with an NFL staff. Reading coverages will be a different, more drawn out process with him. But I don't think it will take very long for them to show him how to properly run a slant or a dig or an out.
One thing that he does, and does very well, is find the endzone.
Oh I have little doubts he'll take coaching well and do all those things. But the fact that he's so far behind those other guys in development will keep him out of the first. I just believe that WRs get drafted in the first round for their polish rather than their size and potential.
There's tons of non-1st round WRs who are top WRs...it's not an insult on Thomas...it's that guys with his profile coming out of college rarely actually go in the first, even if they get the talk. I think where Thomas went in our big mock is right where he'll go in real life...very early 2nd to a WR starved offense like TB. Hell, TB is probably the team that would pick him there if they didn't grab Bryant at 3 (which they might not).