|04-23-2010, 09:11 AM||#1|
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Broncos traded up with the Patriots to select Georgia Tech WR Demaryius "Bay Bay" Thomas with the No. 22 overall pick.
New England moves down two spots to No. 24 and picks up an extra fourth-round pick (No. 122) as the Dez Bryant slide continues. A game-breaking playmaker and destructive, bone-crushing crack-back blocker, Thomas gives Josh McDaniels his new Randy Moss. At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds with sub-4.4 speed and a 25.1 yards per catch average as a fourth-year junior, Thomas projects as immediate vertical help. Assuming quick development and good health, he'll be a threat to lead Denver in receiving yardage this year.
According to NFL Network's Charley Casserly, teams that attended Demaryius Thomas' individual workout on Sunday came away with no concerns that Thomas (foot) would miss any portion of training camp.
Thomas isn't 100% just yet, but will be well before camp opens in late July. According to Casserly, Thomas ran one deep route at the workout and worked mostly on proving that he has reliable hands. Casserly says Thomas' stock was unaffected, and expects him to be drafted in the "late first round."
The Falcons' brass was "out in full force" for Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas' private workout Sunday, a league source tells ESPN's Pat Yasinskas.
It's worth noting that the workout was in the Falcons' backyard and Atlanta is widely expected to go defense with the No. 19 overall pick. Still, the Falcons could have their eye on Thomas as an upgrade over No. 2 receiver Michael Jenkins. Thomas is projected as a late first-round pick.
Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas "displayed major progress" from his broken foot in a workout on Sunday, a league source tells Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.
Roughly 13 NFL teams were in attendance, according to the report. Thomas did not run the 40-yard dash because his foot is not fully recovered, so he merely did positional drills. Thomas was invited to New York for Thursday's first-round and plans to attend. Our own Evan Silva has Thomas going to the Patriots at No. 22.
Source: National Football Post
Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229
* 2007 ACC All-Freshman Team (Sporting News)
* 2007 Honorable Mention Freshman All-America (Sporting News)
In The Record Books
* 2nd -- Single-game receiving yards (230 in 2008)
* t-12th -- Single-game receptions (9, two times)
* t-16th -- Career receiving yards
* t-19th -- Career receptions
Georgia Tech's best receiver since Calvin Johnson and one of the most skilled receivers in the ACC... greatly improved his blocking skills... ranked eighth in the ACC in receiving yards per game (52.2 ypg)... caught at least one pass in every game he played in... had 39 receptions for 627 yards... had more than half of Tech's receptions (39 of 74)... had nine receptions of 20 yards or longer... averaged 16.1 yards per reception... has 1,185 career receiving yards to rank tied for 16th in Tech history... has more career receiving yards than any active non-junior or senior in the ACC... his 74 career receptions rank tied for 19th in Tech history... had three receiving touchdowns in 2008, seven for his career... has recorded two career 100-yard receiving games... caught three passes for 32 yards vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31)... showed his versatility in the Miami game (Nov. 20) when he had two receptions for 17 yards, one rushing attempt for 14 yards and he threw a 22-yard pass completion to Lucas Cox... had four receptions at 19th-ranked North Carolina (Nov. 8)... had five of Tech's seven receptions, for 88 yards, including a 42-yard strike from Josh Nesbitt vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... was a hero in the win at Clemson (Oct. 18) when he hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Nesbitt with 5:22 remaining to lift Tech to a 21-17 road win... finished the game with four receptions for 56 yards... recorded two receptions for 41 yards including a key 35-yard reception from Calvin Booker vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... had one of the finest days by a receiver in Georgia Tech history vs. Duke (Oct. 4)... hauled in all nine of Tech's receptions for 230 yards -- the second-most single-game receiving yards in school history... had an 88-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Jaybo Shaw -- the third-longest pass play in Tech history and the longest since 1996... caught his first touchdown pass of the season -- a 20-yard pass from Jaybo Shaw -- vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... did not play in the Virginia Tech (Sept. 13) game to recover from a mild concussion... had four of Tech's six receptions at Boston College (Sept. 6) for 56 yards... had one catch for nine yards and threw a pancake block that led to a touchdown vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... a talented and athletic receiver with big-play capability... has outstanding speed.
Played in all 13 games and started 10 times... started the final eight games... ranked second among Yellow Jacket receivers in receptions (35) and receiving yards (558)... had twice as many touchdown receptions (4) as any other Tech receiver... averaged 15.9 yards per reception... had one rushing attempt and one passing attempt... caught one pass in each of the first two games of his rookie season before hauling in five passes for 68 yards including a long of 43 against Boston College (Sept. 15)... scored his first career touchdown on a pass from Taylor Bennett at Virginia (Sept. 22)... ended up with four catches for 86 yards, including a 56-yarder, against the Wahoos... was outstanding at Maryland (Oct. 6)... had a career-high nine receptions, had one TD reception, and went over the 100-yard receiving mark (139 yards) for the first time in his career... had two catches for 46 yards and was credited for a touchdown reception on a ball he didn't catch at Duke (Nov. 10)... D.J. Donley caught a pass from Taylor Bennett but fumbled into the end zone where Thomas recovered for a TD against the Blue Devils... had three receptions vs. North Carolina and two more vs. Georgia... had four catches for 69 yards and one touchdown in the Humanitarian Bowl.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Also a first-team all-state selection in Class AA by the AJC... PrepStar All-Region selection... two-time all-region and all-Heart of Georgia choice... selected for the GACA North-South All-Star game... had 56 catches for 756 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, following 32 receptions for 330 yards and three scores as a junior... coached by John Kenny... played on state championship basketball team.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia
No. 22 overall prospect in Georgia (Scout.com)
No. 34 overall prospect in Georgia (Rivals.com)
Full name is Demaryius Antwon Thomas... nickname is Bay-Bay... born December 25, 1987... parents are Shirley Brown and Bobby Thomas... majoring in management.
Year GP-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP Rush Yds Avg TD LP
2008 12-12 39 627 16.1 3 88 2 29 14.5 0 15
2007 13-10 35 558 15.9 4 56 1 0 0.0 0 0
Career 25-22 74 1185 16.0 7 88 3 29 9.7 0 15
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|04-23-2010, 09:44 AM||#5|
Attack at all times . . .
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: AFC Championshipville, NotTooShabby County
Drafting a guy that runs well, runs good routes, competes for the ball, has good hands, and can block well, I like it.
So welcome to Denver, looking forward to your career. Fortunately, he's overshadowed by Tebow, so he won't feel too much pressure this year.
|04-23-2010, 10:22 AM||#8|
Formerly known as Casson
Join Date: Feb 2008
- R. Ayers
Q: "Which NFL receiver do you most resemble?"
A: "I like TO but he's smaller than me."
Also says his favorite route is the vertical route. "You know its the one where
you go vertical."
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|04-23-2010, 10:26 AM||#9|
Louisville Soul Train
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: In a van down by the river
|04-23-2010, 10:27 AM||#10|
Formerly known as Casson
Join Date: Feb 2008
- R. Ayers
|04-23-2010, 10:41 AM||#12|
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Join Date: Apr 2002
Bay Bay kicks as-! I can't that name out of my friigin' head..Bay Bay could kick the s-it out of Chuck Norris...
|04-23-2010, 10:46 AM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Love this pick. I think he's going to be a STAR for us. He's going to be everything off the field that Brandon Marshall wasn't. I don't know if he'll be as good on the field as Marshall, but I do have high hopes.
|04-23-2010, 11:43 AM||#14|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
One article compared him to Calvin Johnson as far as his skill-set. I love that type of receiver. He drops a few passes in that vid, but he sure abuses that CB in the last play.