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Position: Tight end

School: Indiana

Height: 6035

Weight: 259

40 Time: 4.65-Combine

Cone Drill: 7.15

Vertical: 36

225′ Reps: Did not bench- Shoulder injury

Strengths

Thomas Is athletic and can be a guy that can attack the seam and be successful at it.  He has enormous hands, measuring at 11 1/2 inches, and long arms at 34 1/8 inches.  He has great size at 6’3″ and 259 pounds and can run by and through defenders with that size and is a very good in-line blocker and will fight for extra yards.  He played basketball and ran track in high school, highlighting his overall athleticism.

Weaknesses

His blocking is a bit raw but can only improve and get the right coaching.  Thomas has to use his speed to his advantage rather than run people over.  Needs to improve his route-running.

How He Fits

Ian Thomas is a bit of a project but is one of the most talented tight ends in this class.  His size and speed can make him a solid replacement for Jimmy Graham as a seam attacking tight end. he can play all 3 downs as a blocker and can be a very good pro in the right system.  His touchdown against Rutgers shows his speed and hands as a seam-buster.

Projection

2-3

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