Daniel Thomas Scouting Report
Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas - Kansas St. (HT: 6-0¼ - WT: 230)
Combine 40: DNP - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 7 of 35

Positives: Has very long legs, is a long strider who glides with the football... Strong upper body allows him to shed arm tackles, gets a lot of yards after contact... Patient runner, very smart with the football, has great vision... No significant red flags with injury history or character concerns... Played two years of JUCO ball and two years at Kansas State, ran for 2,850 yards and 30 TD at Kansas State... North/south runner who has a nose for the end zone... Could be used as a goal line back... Has run plays out of the wildcat, played quarterback at his junior college, could fit well with a team that runs a lot of wildcat formations... Large upside, only has two years experience as a running back.

Negatives: Runs too upright, will be prone to injury... Does not have great long speed, is more of a bruiser... Has more upper body strength than lower body, his base appears a bit weak and most of his power comes from up top rather than driving with his legs... Below average receiver out of the backfield, doesn't have great hands and struggles running crisp routes... Would like to see him wrap the ball up better when fighting through trash, too often he leaves the ball visible to defenders... Will be a 24 year old rookie... Lacks explosion, is more of a slow twitch runner, may struggle shaking tacklers at the next level... His upright running style gets him knocked off balance too easily and it allows him to be pushed backwards far too often.

    Rushing   Receiving
  545 2850 5.2 52 30   52 428 8.2 52 0
2009 Kansas St.   247 1265 5.1 40 11   25 257 10.3 52 0
2010 Kansas St.   298 1585 5.3 52 19   27 171 6.3 21 0

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