Morning links: Logan Thomas impresses

February, 24, 2014
Feb 24
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In this ESPN Insider piece Insider, draft guru Todd McShay provides some tidbits and his impressions on watching the quarterbacks and receivers workout at the NFL scouting combine on Sunday.

Something that caught my eye was McShay’s thoughts on quarterback Logan Thomas. With the San Diego Chargers already having an established franchise quarterback in Philip Rivers, the Virginia Tech product could be a good developmental prospect for the organization to groom long term.

McShay: “Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas had a monster workout on Sunday. Not only is he the strongest-armed quarterback in this class, but at 6-6, 250 pounds, he ran the fastest 40 time among QBs at 4.61 in addition to producing the best vertical and broad jumps and second-fastest short shuttle time behind Manziel. If you’re drafting him, you’re doing so knowing that he has a longer road to development than other quarterbacks. He was very inconsistent with his accuracy and mechanics at Virginia Tech. But if you can really teach and coach the quarterback position, he’s the ultimate project: Nobody else has his raw ability, and he’s a high-character guy, too.”

ESPN’s John Clayton writes that the receivers have lived up to the hype.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com takes a closer look at some of the running back prospects that could make sense for San Diego.

Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post offers his thoughts on the receivers and running backs working out. Someone to keep an eye on is West Virginia running back Charles Sims.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that running back Adam Muema cited a religious reason for leaving the NFL scouting combine. The San Diego State product stated that God told him if he did not perform during the workout portion of the combine, he would realize his dream and play for the Seattle Seahawks.

Auburn defensive end Dee Ford withdrew from the workout portion of the combine because he was not medically cleared.

South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney ran a blistering unoffficial 40-yard time of 4.47 seconds. Check it out here.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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