Thursday, April 10, 2014
Daily draft dish: Many doubting Thomas
By Rich Cimini
Every morning, from now until draft day (May 8), we'll provide a draft factoid, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. We'll keep it New York Jets-centric, sticking to team needs, possible selections, trends, etc.
It won't be a shock if the Jets draft a late-round, developmental quarterback. One player who will draw consideration in the late rounds is Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas, who is an enigma to scouts. He has great size (6-6, 250 pounds) and impressive raw talent, but he's inconsistent.
After posting a 69.2 Total Quarterback Rating in his sophomore season, Thomas recorded a below-average 47.6 Total QBR in his final two seasons. Some perspective: Every other FBS quarterback ranked in the top 10 by Scouts Inc. posted a Total QBR higher than 60 since the start of the 2012 season.
It should be noted, however, that Thomas was victimized by 36 dropped balls last season. If his teammates had caught half of those passes, he would've been a 61-percent passer instead of 56 percent.