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Broncos medically clear rookie WR Thomas

We recall touting Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas back in January, when the rest of the “draftniks” were sleeping on the mega-talented underclassman.  Thomas did not make the top 32 in initial mock drafts released by ESPN’s Mel Kiper and SI.com’s Don Banks.  We predicted he’d be among the “late risers” leading up to draft weekend, and would be drafted in the first round.

Thomas Michael Crabtreed his foot while preparing for the Combine, and still went 22nd overall.  
The injury was specifically termed a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot.
On Friday, Thomas practiced with the Broncos for the first time.  He was spotted running all-out sprints, making cuts, stopping, and restarting in individual drills.
Quarterback Brady Quinn was impressed by the 6-foot-3, 224-pound specimen with sub-4.4 speed.
“He’s just such a big kid, and you don’t really realize it until he gets out there on the field,” observed Quinn.  “His route running looked pretty solid.  I know he’s just coming back, but he looked good out there.”
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15 Responses to “Broncos medically clear rookie WR Thomas”
  1. milehiclown says: Jun 5, 2010 11:46 AM

    He DOES look bigger than I expected. His down field blocking was not talked about much but he can block as well as Marshall did and we have NONE OF THE NONSENSE of the aforementioned turd.

  2. asmbsu193 says: Jun 5, 2010 11:52 AM

    Glad I wasted my time reading a post about how amazing you guys think you are at draft predictions.
    Really, really glad.

  3. 9to19 says: Jun 5, 2010 12:11 PM

    This doesn’t make Josh McDaniels any less of an idiot for taking him over Dez Bryant.

  4. blmonroe12 says: Jun 5, 2010 12:25 PM

    This kid is Dez Bryant minus the drama he’s gonna bring.. He’s a big, strong, fast FOOTBALL PLAYER.. Bryant is more of a mini TO while Thomas could be a mini Fitz.. Which one of those guys would you prefer Bronco fan??
    You now have a stud reciever with a stud running back and 2 first round QB’s that are only gonna get better under McDaniels.. Count your blessings jobbers, this is gonna work out just fine..

  5. PhillyHouse says: Jun 5, 2010 12:43 PM

    The fact that “Bebe” as they called him at Tech would play in an option offense, shows that he doesn’t have the “diva” in him. How many WR would be willing to play in an offense that would give you limited opportunities to shine?

  6. brownsfn says: Jun 5, 2010 12:45 PM

    enough about the hapless broncos…my prediction 4-12…

  7. RCT930 says: Jun 5, 2010 1:17 PM

    Go to 3:19 of this video and see why Thomas will be a beast in the NFL.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nDhGrYAx5g&feature=related

  8. rx says: Jun 5, 2010 1:40 PM

    A Browns fan calling the Broncos hapless is rich…I think what you meant to say was “passed their nadir an on the way back to prominence.”

  9. JFRESH says: Jun 5, 2010 2:03 PM

    CJ reminds me so much of Randy Moss. Thomas is going to be a best too.

  10. brownsfn says: Jun 5, 2010 2:09 PM

    @RX
    McDaniel has tore that team APART so ya HAPLESS… He is banking everything on baby Jesus who will not be a good NFL qb…I’ll take Holmgren making football decicions all day over McDumbass…

  11. robert ethen says: Jun 5, 2010 2:13 PM

    EA Sports gave him 96 speed, highest of any draft picks this year. Including Spiller. Cowboy coachs raved about the size of Dez Bryant’s hands, but they are dwarfed by Bay Bay’s. He didn’t need pharmecuticals to get up to 230 pounds like Bryant, either.

  12. spliffbunker says: Jun 5, 2010 2:15 PM

    brownsfn says:
    June 5, 2010 12:45 PM
    enough about the hapless broncos…my prediction 4-12…
    …………………………………
    you are probably an expert on 4-12
    thanks for 3 AFC Championships & a DL that helped get us to another conference final…
    & 27-6 last year…
    very good news on Thomas…with a need at WR it is worrisome that the 2 draft picks are coming off foot injuries…hopefully both are ready for training camp

  13. 1137vine says: Jun 5, 2010 2:39 PM

    to RCT
    too many good plays to pick out which one you meant, but th 4 the video. exciting

  14. rx says: Jun 5, 2010 3:19 PM

    I think by tore (sic) apart, you must mean “making better.” Also, sweet name calling. It makes you seem so intelligent and makes me want to listen to what you have to say. And you are apparently able to predict the future…but somehow the Brown haven’t hired you to run the team. Big oversight on their part, no?

  15. Broncofanman says: Jun 6, 2010 2:42 PM

    Well, I do have high hopes for our WR draft picks, in reality it’s tough to lose the caliber of player like Brandon however the distractions on and off the field were becoming problematic. As for the core we have now, I think we have a great mix of talent both long and short and in the slot. The core is young and will be a force for years to come.
    As for those yokals who condemn McDaniels ability, his draft picks and demeanor, I would assume your phone must be ringing from countless organizations, all asking who should start, who to draft and most importantly who’s on first because it’s apparent you know nothing about football.

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