Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad quarterback Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech (3) throws against the South squad during the first half of a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
On April 1, 2014, Bruce Arians was in Virginia to look at the 13th ranked QB in this year`s draft, Logan Thomas. Could this be an April Fools joke or is Arians serious about taking Thomas in this years draft? Lets have a look-see.
Thomas is 6`6, 250 who is an athlete that plays Quarterback. He has all the physical tools for a QB, a natural leader, hard worker, calm and control in the huddle, and keeps a positive outlook if he makes a mistake. He has the arm strength to throw with effortless velocity and is stout in the pocket being able to bounce back from big hits and shake off defenders.
Thomas was a high school QB recruited as a WR/TE but got moved back to QB in 2010. He has good quickness and scrambling abilities to make plays with his legs. Rushed for 1,359 yards over his career and has 24 rushing touchdowns. Thomas has the potential, but did`nt have good production due to average talent around him in college.
On the downside, Thomas is inconsistent with his footwork and mechanics, bringing down his accuracy and ball placement. He need to decipher his reads quicker and have better field vision, plus has questionable passing instincts. He also needs more explosion in his movements and needs to develop an internal clock.
As of now, Thomas is nowhere near being NFL ready, but everything that is lacking so far he`s able to learned within the next two seasons. Having the help from Arians, Tom Moore, and Carson Palmer, there`s a chance Thomas can become one of the next greats in the game being on this Cardinals` roster. Only time will tell if Thomas falls far enough in the draft to become a Cardinal, but I do not believe he`ll be selected within the first four rounds.