We finish this list with one of the most fascinating players from the entire 2014 NFL draft. Former Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas is a puzzling prospect. Physically, he’s a terrifying prospect. At 6’6” and 248 pounds, with a howitzer for an arm and 4.61 40 speed, how does he fall to the end of the fourth round?
The answer is all about passion and consistency, traits that Thomas has lacked for the better part of the past two seasons. Nevertheless, the Arizona Cardinals recognized the potential in him and took a chance by drafting him.
And so far, it appears things are paying off, albeit slowly. However, he has flashed that dynamic skill that have so many enamored with his potential. In Vince Marotta’s piece on ArizonaSports.com, Thomas shared a little about how things are going being mentored by Carson Palmer:
I love learning from Carson, he’s such a great guy and he’s got a wealth of knowledge in his head, Thomas said. The more I can pick up on, the better. So when we’re here in the building, I’m pretty much trying to pick up everything that he does.
Once Thomas is able to clean up his footwork, shore up his upper/lower-body mechanics and just play hard every snap, he’s going to flourish in a Bruce Arians offense.
Fellow rookie defensive end Kareem Martin had high praise for Thomas and his future in the league. SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Twitter account shared this:
Thomas might not be winning a starting spot this year, but it sounds like he has definitely caught the eye of coaches and teammates.
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Curt Popejoy is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He also covers college football and the NFL draft.