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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Draft Rewind 2009 - Mike Thomas - Jacksonville Jaguars

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MIKE THOMAS: Arizona, 5077 195 4.30. Three-and-a-half year starter. Ultra productive. All time leading Pac-10 reception leader. Built like a running back. Shorter than ideal, but has the Carolina’s Steve Smith’s explosiveness out of his breaks. Hand catcher that rarely drops a pass. Excellent in space. Everything he does is sudden. No holdup on the line. Will go inside and catch a pass. Competitive. Slippery after catch. Not easy to tackle. Scrappy receiver with good concentration and focus on the ball. Played in the Senior Bowl and the East- West game. Works back to the quarterback. Gets open and makes plays. Will lay out for the low ball catch and go up after a high throw between defenders. Can make you miss in the open field. Outstanding lateral quickness. Rated as the third best athletic receiver at the Combine. If you liked Eddie Royal in 2008, you’ll love Thomas, especially if you get ill every time you see a six-foot-three receiver drop a catchable ball. Good agility and body control. Good balance after contact. Smart enough to play in different alignments. Plays through injury. Tough and consistent. A good route runner that will win at the ball. OSR:3/ 38. Third round. (A-31, H-9 3/8, VJ-40.5, SS-4.28).