Daniel Thomas is a running back from Kansas State University. He is listed at 6’5” and weighs 230 pounds.
Daniel rushed for 1,585 yards and 19 touchdowns and was an All-Conference player in his junior and senior years. He was highly productive for his two years at Kansas State after transferring from junior college.
He has great power and can help a team in goal-line situations. He will also be able to improve the special teams unit immediately.
SI.com gives their take on the positives Daniel brings to a team:
"Strong, downhill runner who is best between the tackles. Displays good vision, is patient, and finds the opening in the offensive line. Runs north/south, keeps his feet driving up the field, and aggressively drives his shoulders into defenders.”
The Dolphins missed on a back in the first round, and Thomas should have a chance to compete for the starting job in training camp with Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams likely gone.