Even though he isn't discussed as one of the top-rated quarterbacks this year, Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas has one of the best skill sets of any quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has a powerful arm, is very big and is a good athlete who can make plays in the ground game.
Thomas broke out with a tremendous 2011 season that made him look like a future high first-round pick. The sophomore set the school record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, running for 627 yards and 11 scores. The first-year starter completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,013 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Thomas' junior season was a disappointment as he completed only 51 percent of his passes for 2,976 yards with 18 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He ran for 726 yards (524 net) and nine touchdowns. In 2013, Thomas completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,907 yards with 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. If Thomas can improve his passing ability, he could be a mid-round steal. WalterFootball.com joined a media huddle to get in some questions with Thomas.
How did you feel you threw the ball today?
"I could have done a lot better today. I wish I could have a couple throws back, obviously. It was a good day overall. I'm still learning. Learning a lot, and the more you learn the better you are."
What were some of the points you got from coaches on some of those throws you are talking about?
"Just throw a checkdown. Something like that, but for me, I just have to take my time and make sure I'm on my P's and Q's and get it done right."
This is an important week for you to answer some questions. Is that a lot of pressure on yourself?
"No, I've had the pressure on my shoulders for awhile. I understand and know it. I don't let pressure get to me at all. I'm always kind of like this, even keel, with a smile on my face; whether things are going good or bad, I'm in the middle."
What do you feel you need to show scouts?
"Just that I can be accurate and make good decisions. Take care of the football. Show that I have command of an offense and that I can be a great leader."
Have you met with the Giants?
"I have yet to meet with the Giants."
Who are some of the teams you've met with?
"I met with everybody except the Giants, Colts, Redskins and Broncos."
Of the teams you've met with, do any stand out as showing more interest than others?
"Nobody really sticks out. It has all been the same."
You always seem calm and composed.
"That is one of my biggest traits. That is what I've been taught all my life. The vocal part I worked on, and my coaches told me that it's okay to jump on somebody and tell them we need to get going. You can't be on them bad all the time; you have to be encouraging and being out here is tons of fun."