Cardinals Fourth Round Pick Logan Thomas Perfect Fit For The Future
Nov 2, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) passes for short yardage in the third quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Hokies 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Ed Wolfstein-USA TODAY Sports
After looking at tape on the Arizona Cardinals fourth round draft pick Logan Thomas, its easy to see why Head Coach Bruce Arians would like this kid.
When judging quarterback mechanics Thomas may need some work and that is to be expected, but when judging arm strength, accuracy, velocity, Thomas has all of those elements and more.
The ball effortlessly spins out of his hand, with the arm strength to squeeze the ball into tight windows,and great feel for the pocket because of his tall stature.
He has the ability to extend plays, many times he is seen dragging a pile of defenders on a scramble and dropping his shoulder to take on a linebacker, and the DB’s don’t stand a chance with his 6’6 250 pound frame.
Many plays of him on tape running when the protection breaks down and blasting small cornerbacks trying to come up and tackle him, and he shrugs them off like brushing lint from his shoulder.
Thomas can make a difference running the read option while he learns the NFL way a pocket passer needs to play, even though Arians was quoted last year that he didn’t believe in having a read option QB when asked.
That has changed wether it was for the purpose of a running style QB or not this kid will give the Cardinals a future two element weapon at quarterback they have not had in recent years.
When Thomas gets groomed and ready he will be a perfect fit for the great receiving core that the Cards possess with speed and power, he will also open up the running lanes for backs because of his consistent threat ability to run from the pocket.
Thomas has great upside and is going to be a good NFL QB under the tutelage of Arians and Moore,and now this puts three read option quarterbacks in the NFC West.