While perusing through random January mock NFL Drafts, we couldn’t help but notice one player absent from many of the projected first rounds. Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas didn’t make SI.com’s top 32, or Mel Kiper’s initial mock of draft season.
He also gained extensive blocking experience in coach Paul Johnson’s decidedly run-heavy offense, beat constant double teams, and averaged 19.49 yards per catch for his career as a three-year starter.
At 6-foot-3 and 229 pounds, Thomas resembles another Georgia Tech alum
that has rapidly developed into one of the NFL’s elite receivers. We have a feeling that Thomas will be among the “late risers” leading up to draft day, and would be pretty surprised if he isn’t taken on day one.