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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Beastmode ATLANTA -- Former Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas ran the 40-yard dash with an unofficial time between 4.32-4.37 at the program's pro day on Friday. Justin Thomas runs insanely fast 40, shows versatility at GT pro ...

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Old 05-16-2017, 06:06 AM   #51
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ATLANTA -- Former Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas ran the 40-yard dash with an unofficial time between 4.32-4.37 at the program's pro day on Friday.

Justin Thomas runs insanely fast 40, shows versatility at GT pro day | 11alive.com

Strengths

Highly-respected, three-year captain as a quarterback. Tough and competitive. Handled the pressure that came with running Georgia Tech's option offense for three seasons. Recruited by Alabama as a defensive back and was a late replacement at the Senior Bowl at that same position. Ran a blazing 40-yard dash time at his pro day. Played baseball in high school and showed ability to track the ball in punt catching drills. Has reactive quickness to be targeted as a receiver.

Weaknesses

Has no college experience at any other position. Will need extended time to learn a new position. Too small to play outside as a cornerback and will have to play as a slot corner. Has straight-line speed but just average short area footwork for the position. Lack of arm length and developed instincts could create a long wait for ball production in coverage. Scouts say he didn't look as natural in his receiver or cornerback movements as they had hoped.

Draft Projection: Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Developmental prospect who will have to learn a new position in the pros. Lacking in size but has the long speed and competitive nature that could afford him a quality chance to make a roster after a year or two on the practice squad. While the move to a new position will be challenging, Thomas could bolster his chances if he can develop into a quality kick or punt returner.

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Justin Thomas*|*Georgia Tech,*RB*:*2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
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Maybe we'll get a poor man's Pryor out of this guy if we can be a little patient.
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Maybe we'll get a poor man's Pryor out of this guy if we can be a little patient.
And much shorter. Pryor is a big man 6'4". He's 5'11".

I really wanted to get Pryor, great target for Brees and he's smart. Made himself a 1K yard WR in one year which to me is impressive on one of the worse teams with a revolving door of QB's all season. Too bad he was way out of our price range.
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Maybe we'll get a poor man's Pryor out of this guy if we can be a little patient.
I'm tired of getting the poor man people. We need be the rich men.
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Now the front office has something to be "all abuzz" over!
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