Logan Thomas was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft as a quarterback by the Arizona Cardinals. After bouncing from team to team over the past couple of years, he may have found a home with the Buffalo Bills.
Bills signal caller, Tyrod Taylor, is familiar with Thomas as they were teammates for one season at Virginia Tech. Taylor even threw Thomas a 2-yard touchdown pass against Wake Forest. When Taylor was asked about how Thomas attacks the field compared to other route runners, he had this to say:
“He sees certain routes from a quarterbacks perspective, so it’s easy for him to find the soft spot because he’s thinking like a quarterback, especially in the red zone,” said Taylor. “Body position, certain throws that quarterbacks talk amongst themselves, certain areas of the defense that needs to be exploited and he’s done a good job of finding those areas.”
When the Bills signed Thomas as a tight end in November 2016, it was an experiment and it may turn out well for Buffalo. In Thomas’s first offseason and training camp with the Bills, he has turned heads as a pass catcher with multiple reports coming out of camp that Thomas has done nothing but help himself solidify the number 3 tight end spot.
Joe Buscaglia of WBKW-TV in Buffalo wrote about Thomas after Tuesday’s practice. He wants to see Thomas in the preseason before anointing him as anything more than “fool’s gold” but has been glowing thus far.
“Thomas made one of the most memorable plays of the day, high pointing a throw about 15 yards down the field with his long frame, getting sandwiched by two defenders, and then not even flinching or falling, and continuing to gain even more yards.”
His physical attributes are noticeable as he stands at 6’6”, 250 lbs. with 10 7/8” inch hands 34 1/2” arms. He also runs a 4.6 second 40-yard dash and has a 35.5 inch vertical leap. Thomas has a lot of upside. If training camp is any indication for what is to come, a bright future could be within reach.