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Logan Thomas 2014 Season Outlook


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#1 Alfonz289

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:46 AM

We all know Carson Palmer is old and is just a stop gap at this point. Thomas posted insane measurables at the combine including highest velocity and a 4.61 40 time for a 6'6" QB. He was very productive initially at Va. Tech but then plateaued and failed to improve in his following years in college when he struggled with accuracy issues. Thomas has Bruce Arians working in his favor who claims he can fix this accuracy problem. Thomas also has some nice weapons in Arizona with Fitz, Floyd, Ellington and the recent buzz on fellow rookie John Brown has been exciting as well. Do we think he could eventually develop into a fantasy beast? With those measurables and those weapons, it seems the only thing holding him back from fantasy production would be the accuracy issue. In redraft, he's probably not worth anything unless there's a Palmer injury but in dynasty, I am very intrigued. Better yet, I'm not sure of his ADP in rookie drafts, but I can't imagine he's going anywhere before round 3 at the absolute earliest so he won't cost you much to take a chance on him.
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QB's-Jay Cutler
RB's-Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Zac Stacy, Christine Michael, Jerrick McKinnon
WR's-Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, Michael Floyd, Keenan Allen, Justin Hunter, Sammy Watkins, Jermaine Kearse
TE's-Julius Thomas, Eric Ebron
K's-Steven Hauschka
DL's-Ziggy Ansah, Chandler Jones
LB's-Bobby Wagner, Alec Ogletree
DB's-Kenny Vaccaro, Roman Harper

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:05 AM

I'm a VT fan so I've been following him his whole college career. It's more than accuracy, he's extremely raw at reading Ds, going through progressions, etc. He was initially recruited as a TE. He had success early on because he was throwing to the 2 most prolific WRs in VT history(Boykin and some white dude who I think is also in NFL). Once they left he struggled bigtime, although it wasn't all his fault. His measurables are similar to Cam Newton which is why scouts drool but he will be a project. Even as a VT homer I don't think he'll ever amount to anything more than backup QB material but I'm rooting for him.
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:11 AM

Measurables don't mean anything when you can't apply them.
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WR: D.Thomas, J.Jones, J.Gordon
FLEX: R.Cobb, Mi.Floyd
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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:16 AM

I'm a VT fan so I've been following him his whole college career. It's more than accuracy, he's extremely raw at reading Ds, going through progressions, etc. He was initially recruited as a TE. He had success early on because he was throwing to the 2 most prolific WRs in VT history(Boykin and some white dude who I think is also in NFL). Once they left he struggled bigtime, although it wasn't all his fault. His measurables are similar to Cam Newton which is why scouts drool but he will be a project. Even as a VT homer I don't think he'll ever amount to anything more than backup QB material but I'm rooting for him.


Thanks for the insight. You mentioned Thomas played his best when he had good/great playmakers around him and as I mentioned, he has some nice pieces around him in Zona. I realize the NFL is a totally different animal when compared to the ACC but if Arians and the other coaches can teach him, perhaps he can develop into a decent QB. I agree he is really raw, but like you said, those Cam-esque attributes he has are intriguing.
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QB's-Jay Cutler
RB's-Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Zac Stacy, Christine Michael, Jerrick McKinnon
WR's-Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, Michael Floyd, Keenan Allen, Justin Hunter, Sammy Watkins, Jermaine Kearse
TE's-Julius Thomas, Eric Ebron
K's-Steven Hauschka
DL's-Ziggy Ansah, Chandler Jones
LB's-Bobby Wagner, Alec Ogletree
DB's-Kenny Vaccaro, Roman Harper

2 2015 first round picks.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:46 PM

I've followed his career pretty closely since I drafted him in my keeper league a few years ago (we have a "farm system" of college players). He has all the upside in the world. He has ideal measurables you look for in a QB. He has elite arm strength, wouldn't be surprised if he's top 5 in arm strength in the NFL. But he is extremely raw. He was a tight end coming out of high school who converted to QB at Va Tech. Usually it's the other way around (see Owen Daniels). So, not playing QB in high school already put him behind the 8-ball in terms of feel for the position.

His accuracy leaves something to be desired. He can be very erratic with all types of routes.

At times he really struggles reading the defense. Doesn't recognize blitzes, forces plenty of passes, and at time stares down receivers.

His mechanics aren't all that great either. Footwork is poor, which probably leads to a lot of his inaccuracy.

Thomas is in a great situation though. Arians is terrific for QB's, he loves the vertical passing game, and Palmer is old. The Cardinals' selection of Thomas is the classic boom or bust pick. Thomas has a long way to go, but if Arians can fix some of his mechanical issues and improve his accuracy/decision making, then the Cardinals could have gotten a steal. This will be a long process though, I don't see Thomas playing this year, and he may not even play next year. I hope he succeeds because his upside is enormous.

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