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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

WR: Brian Thomas Jr. | LSU

Wide Receiver
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 209
  • School: Minnesota
  • Class: Junior
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Thomas enters the NFL with three major elements that are pro ready: Size, speed and acceleration. He finds a way to pair that with some legitimate deep-threat ability and body control in the secondary. Great runner and fluid in his route-running ability. Not sharp off the line of scrimmage. Gets caught up by physical corners and has missteps when hand fighting. All of which will lead to ineffective snaps. Wirey frame doesn’t allow for much physicality as a run blocker. Relatively ineffective in that category.

OVERVIEW: It's tough to really see what Thomas is best at. Is he a true deep threat who can expose a secondary over the top? Is he a shifty route runner that can create separation underneath that leads to yards after the catch? Either way, he proved at LSU that he's a playmaker and will make the jump to the NFL as another notable receiver to leave Baton Rouge. His production spiked when he had the opportunity for more snaps, catching 68 passes for 1,177 yards and a wild 17 touchdowns. His improvement helped Jayden Daniels to a Heisman Trophy win.

COMPARISON: Kenny Golladay

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