Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
6-6, 248, 4.61
Size, big arm, athletic, big hands, toughness
Inconsistent, inaccurate at times, lazy footwork, throws into coverage, trusts arm too much, lacks instincts
Thomas has everything you look for in a quarterback, physically. Very good size and athleticism for the position. Can make all the throws. He stands tall in the pocket. Not afraid of contact. Good release. Ball comes out will good spin and velocity. He lacks touch on deep balls. Thomas shows the abilty to work through progressions and will work back across the field, but will occasionally lock onto one receiver. He gets lazy with footwork in the pocket. Throws off back foot when there’s pressure in his face. Trusts arm too much and tries to fit balls in to covered receivers. He did that multiple times in the Duke game leading to turnovers. Once he leaves the pocket, he becomes a runner and doesn’t look to make many throws on the move.
Doesn’t play with a lot of passion, but more of a lackadaisical demeanor on the field. Teams will need to find out more about leadership and work ethic from Virginia Tech coaching staff. Predominantly took snaps from shotgun. Ran some read-option. Strong as a runner, hard to take down and not afraid to deliver a blow to the defender. Not a ton of wiggle as a ball carrier.
Overall, Thomas is a prospect that leaves you wanting more. He was a three year starter who didn’t show much development, if any, since his sophomore year. Never completed over 60% of his passes. The production doesn’t match the talent. It will take a great QB coach to make him successful in the NFL or a position change. Displays the athleticism, hands, toughness and catch radius to play tight end at the next level and played the position in high school. Thomas has 4th-5th round value as a developmental QB project, but could go much higher if someone falls in love with his tools.
Does he fit in San Francisco?
Well, he did make the all-arm-length team at 34¼ inches and has gargantuan hands to boot at 10⅞. If I had to guess, Harbaugh would love to get his hands on a guy with the raw materials of Thomas. Baalke, like me, would probably be more apt to converting him to TE, where he matches up very well with the elite of this class from a physical standpoint. A day three sleeper.