Andrew Thomas 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Strengths, Weaknesses, and Possible Fits

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Andrew Thomas 2020 NFL Draft Profile

2020 NFL Draft

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Andrew Thomas is one of the better offensive tackle prospects in the 2020 NFL draft and should end up being a first round selection. Out of the Georgia Bulldogs, Thomas played a key role in the Bulldogs success the last three seasons. 

College Career: Thomas started double-digit games all three seasons at Georgia, including all 15 games at right tackle as a true freshman. Thomas was a two-time First-Team All-SEC selection and was an All-American in 2019 when he also won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.

Strengths: Thomas has experience playing left tackle and right tackle at a high level and showed his durability throughout his career. Thomas does a good job of sustaining his blocks and he possibly has the best hands of any linemen in this 2020 class. Thomas has wonderful hand placement and does a good job of controlling his defender at the point of attack. Thomas has quick feet, gets out of his stance well and has a solid build at 6’5”, 315 pounds. Thomas has proven to be good in space and is a physical run blocker, so he’s trustworthy in both areas at the tackle position. Thomas also has a ton of experience against some of the best defenses in the country, making him one of the safer OL selections this year. 

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Weaknesses: Thomas doesn’t get to the second level as quickly as you’d like and doesn’t move all that well overall. Thomas can get caught leaning at times in pass protection and doesn’t always play with good leverage. Thomas can panic at times on blitz pick ups and it gets him in trouble. 

Possible Fits: Thomas is sure to be a first round pick and is one of the safer picks in this class due his consistency against top level competition and no concerns about injuries or truly glaring weaknesses. Any team looking for offensive line help will have Thomas in their sights. That includes the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars or Seattle Seahawks. Thomas is a plug and play player and he brings great value knowing he can play either tackle position. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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