Among the most impressive players to work out so far at the Scouting Combine was Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas.
According to the NFL’s official results, Thomas was the fastest quarterback in the 40-yard dash (4.61 seconds), had the best vertical jump of any quarterback (35.5 inches) and the best broad jump (9 feet, 10 inches). Those are good numbers for anyone, but for a quarterback who’s 6-foot-6 and 248 pounds, they’re phenomenal numbers.
The question for Thomas, however, has never been whether he has the physical tools to make it in the NFL. The question is whether he’s a good enough passer. He didn’t improve much over the course of his three seasons as Virginia Tech’s starter, and at times his accuracy and decision making were so bad that there were suggestions he should move to another position.
If a position switch is in order, Thomas certainly has the athletic makeup to play tight end or wide receiver. But his physical abilities may also make some teams wonder if, with the right coaching, he could become a unique playmaker as a quarterback.