Why the Dolphins took him: The Dolphins sent three picks (Nos. 79, 146 and 216) to the Washington Redskins to move up. Thomas is 6-feet, 230 pounds. He rushed for 2,850 yards and 30 touchdowns and caught 52 passes for 428 yards in two seasons. He might also be the next Wildcat pilot. He ran a similar offense in junior college and completed 7 of 12 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns for Kansas State.
Scouts Inc. says: Lacks great top-end speed. Does not show ideal burst to consistently turn the corner in the NFL. But he does have a bit of a second-gear when he reaches the second level and can bounce some runs to the outside. Most importantly, he has excellent lateral agility for a back his size. Displays short-area burst to get to and through the line of scrimmage. Slippery runner. Can slither through a tight crease as well as any big back in this draft. Nimble on feet and shows good lateral movement/change-of-direction skills to make defenders miss in confined areas.