I’m a big fan of draft breakdowns and predictions, so I feel it’s never to early to take a peak at potential Packers draft picks. That being said, I won’t predict first round picks because I feel like that would be jinxing the draft order. (No need to tell me that’s ridiculous. But you never mess with the off chance that stuff is real) So I will be aggregating links that you can use to read about a potential Packers mid-late round pick. Enjoy!
Dallas Thomas | OT | Tennessee | 6’5 | 310
Summary: With the upcoming draft having one of the deepest OT classes in recent memory, there is some uncertainty as to where Thomas is ranked. NFP has him at fifth, stating that his recent move to Left Guard and his inability to “maintain his shuffle” raises concerns about his footwork and ability to handle the speed rush. On the other side, Scouts Inc. has him ranked currently as the top OT in the class as he sits at #19 on their Top 32 list. Finally, Draft Scout talks about how he is a finalist for the Outland Trophy but not much else.
All in all, there isn’t to much to go on with Thomas. This draft is shaping up to be one in which the Tackle who fits the team will be the deciding factor as to where they are chosen. For the Packers, unless a stand out tackle falls to them in the draft, they will be looking to simply provide depth and best case scenario a possible starter. Picking up Dallas Thomas would help that as he can clearly play both guard and tackle, which fits in with Green Bay’s need for versatility on the O-Line.
Extra Point: Dallas Thomas is majoring in Sociology at Tennessee