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Darron Thomas

Darron Thomas - #5 - QB

Height: 6-2 5/8
Weight: 220
Speed: 4.79
Arm: 32 7/8
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 78 1/2
Birthdate: 05/23/1990
Hometown: Houston, TX
Grade: 5.07

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/15/2012 Oregon Pro Day 6-2 3/4 220 9 1/2 32 7/8 79 10'6"
02/29/2012 Combine 6-2 5/8 220 9 1/2 32 7/8 78 1/2 4.79 14 10'1" 36 4.30 7.18

 

Notes:

A four-star prospect as a Texas prep where he was a dual-threat quarterback. Saw action in five games as a true freshman in 2008, completing 16-of-33 passes for 268 yards (48.5 percent) with three touchdowns and one interception and rushing 13 times for 27 yards (2.1-yard average) and one touchdown. Redshirted in ’09. Led the Ducks to the ’10 BCS championship game in his first season as a starter after throwing for 222-361-2,881-30-9 (61.5) and rushing 93-486-5 (5.2) in 13 games. Accounted for 3,349 yards of total offense — second-best mark in school history. Set school records for career (66) and single-season touchdown passes in ’11 after throwing for 211-339-2,761-33-7 (62.2) and rushing for 56-206-3 (3.7) in 13 starts. Suffered a left knee injury against Arizona State and missed the Colorado game. Has already graduated. Had a 23-3 record in 26 career games.

Positives:

Quick-footed and athletic to roll the pocket or avoid the rush. Scrambles and moves the chains. Fluid, over-the-top release. Can drop in the deep ball with accuracy. Productive playmaker for a prolific offense. Experience playing big games. Carries a swagger.

Negatives:

Has a lean build and needs to bulk up to take a pounding. Could stand to shorten his delivery. Average arm strength. Production was inflated by spread system and run-after-catch yardage. Could require patience adapting to a sophisticated playbook. Character and coachability need to be looked into. Would have faced competition for starting spot as a senior.

Summary:

Has physical talent similar to Steelers 2008 fifth-rounder Dennis Dixon, another Oregon product, but is a developmental project at this stage. Could have used more seasoning but financial considerations pushed him into the draft.


Darron Thomas's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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