Oct 5, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) leaves the field with the ball after the game. The Hokies defeated the Tar Heels 27-17 at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
We are now on the final day before the 2014 NFL Draft and all 32 NFL teams are finalizing their draft plans which could include multiple Hokies. Arguably the most talked about Hokie in the 2014 NFL Draft is Logan Thomas who, as Hokie fans well know, has shown a lot of potential but has had issues with his accuracy that have held him back from reaching his potential so far. Logan Thomas has the potential to go anywhere from the latter half of the second round to the fifth round and Thomas will definitely have an interesting few days. With all that said, who are the top three teams that could take Logan Thomas?
New England Patriots
Tom Brady is getting up their in age but still seems to have a few years while Ryan Mallett seems likely to be a trade chip as his contract is nearing its end and there are definitely some teams that need quarterback help. Logan Thomas would get the chance in New England to sit on the bench for a few years behind Tom Brady before getting the chance to step up and be Brady’s heir. Thomas needs a lot of work with his accuracy and Bill Belichick can definitely help him do exactly that. Logan Thomas could also be moved to tight end in New England if he doesn’t work at quarterback but the chance to be groomed for a few years makes Thomas an ideal fit in New England.
Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad quarterback Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech (3) throws a pass against the South squad during the first half of a game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers need a young quarterback to be the backup for Aaron Rodgers while also being able to develop for a couple years before being traded for a fairly high draft pick. Logan Thomas would get the chance to work with a QB guru if he went to Green Bay in Mike McCarthy who knows how to develop backup QBs into starters as proven by Aaron Rodgers. Thomas has a big arm but the chance to work on his accuracy behind an elite quarterback like Rodgers makes this just as good of a fit as New England. The Packers could also take a couple of quarterbacks including Thomas and move Thomas to tight end but the former Hokie makes a lot of sense in Green Bay.
New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees is 35 years old and his backup Luke McCown is 32 years old so the Saints could use a young quarterback who could develop for a few years before replacing Brees. This seems like another great fit for Logan Thomas as the Saints have a long term need to replace Drew Brees and Logan Thomas would get another chance to develop behind an elite quarterback. Being on the Saints could help him due to the fact that his accuracy might benefit in the long run from playing indoors in 3 or 4 years. However, the Saints haven’t been rumored with taking a quarterback like Green Bay and New England but this could be a really good fit.
Of course, there are plenty of teams that could consider him like the St. Louis Rams or Tennessee Titans who might want to bring in a quarterback they can develop for a year or two in the third round to put pressure on their current starters. However, the theme here is that Thomas’s best possible fits are as a backup or third string quarterback behind an elite quarterback.
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