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Darron Thomas is a great college quarterback. There's not much objection to that statement, but a NFL prototypical he is not. At the same time, there may still be a chance for him in the league. And no, it's not by changing positions.
With the offense he is currently in, there's not a whole lot of times where Thomas is forced to play like a NFL quarterback.
With all the hurry up offense and constant switching of plays, formations, or what not, Thomas has great control of his offense. Transferring that over into the NFL will on the other hand be much more difficult.
Thomas can extend plays with his speed and elusiveness. Execute in pressure-packed situations, and he actually has fairly decent arm strength to go with his 6'3" frame.
He also doesn't take enough time in the pocket, has yet to fill out the way he should, and can't make the deep throws like NFL-ready quarterbacks can.
I'll give him a shot at becoming a quarterback in the NFL one day based on his readings of defenses. As well as his amount of smarts to go with a good arm, and the threat he has to scramble. But, he's not a franchise quarterback by any means coming from a spread-option offense.