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Throwing mechanics have been the culprit for Thomas' struggles
Possessing exceptional arm talent, movement skills to work outside the pocket and plus size, Logan Thomas reminded talent evaluators of two former first-round picks: Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger.
The blend of size, power and talent cannot be denied, and it’s only a matter of time before Thomas realizes his full potential. However, it seems more likely that the Hokie signal caller will return to school for his senior season.
Logan Thomas' issues begin with inconsistencies involving his setup and delivery. Because his three-step and five-step drops are not always in sync with the called route concept, Thomas rarely exhibits the timing or chemistry with his receivers that the NFL game requires.
Dropping back with slow and methodical steps, locking his lead foot into post-snap decisions, and arming the football through the throwing zone, Thomas has struggled with scattershot accuracy in the short-to-intermediate passing game.
The subtle flaw with Logan Thomas deals with his weight transfer or lack thereof. Still developing continuity between his upper and lower halves, Thomas is consistently a split-second late in separating his hands from the football to begin his throwing motion.
Going hand in hand with the timing of his three-step and five-step drop footwork, Thomas has a difficult time releasing the ball at the peak of his drops and as such, struggles to get his lower half into and through the throw.
Additionally, Thomas has been unable to consistently level his shoulders to the target line, causing him to miss high on throws outside the numbers and low on throws between the numbers.
The silver lining here is that Logan Thomas has yet to reach his full potential and remains a remarkably talented specimen. That being said, mechanical issues are easily the most difficult to assess, address, and correct, as they involve muscle memory.
Though it's early, I would advise Logan Thomas to stay in school for another season.