Daniel Thomas scouting report

Daniel Thomas RB Kansas State
Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 230

Big, physical, downhill runner. Tremendously productive in two years at Kansas State despite playing behind a weak offensive line. Doesn’t shy away from contact; capable of lowering his shoulder and running over defensive backs. Some experience as a receiver out of the backfield.
Runs too upright, invites too many hits and limits his ability to make guys miss. Barely even attempts to participate as a blocker. Speed is very average; won’t be a home-run hitter at the next level. Strictly a downhill runner; rarely bounces anything to the outside. Struggled academically throughout college; may have issues with NFL playbook.
Thomas has the potential to be a workhorse running back, however, there are enough holes in his game that it would be difficult to take him before the 3rd or 4th round. Few running backs with his upright, downhill style make it at the next level. However, his size certainly makes him an intriguing prospect.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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