Oct 26, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) throws a pass during the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
There were a lot of unknowns entering the 2014 NFL Draft about who would select Logan Thomas with the number of teams that were looking to add a young backup quarterback on top of the teams that were looking for a starter. Logan Thomas was also seen as a developmental quarterback with huge upside but as someone who would need a lot of time to become a big time quarterback. Every team in the NFL knew that Logan Thomas would be a risk and that is why Thomas fell to Day 3 of the NFL Draft but one team finally selected him.
That team was the Arizona Cardinals led by former Hokie, QB guru, and head coach Bruce Arians.
Bruce Arians made some visits to Blacksburg during and there were pictures of Arians and Logan Thomas working together at Virginia Tech as Arians was able to get a chance to analyze the former Hokies’ starting QB. These pictures made their way around Twitter the first time and then made reappeared in mass when Logan Thomas was selected by the Arizona Cardinals.
Logan Thomas will get the chance to sit on the bench for a couple of years while Carson Palmer keeps being a solid starter for the Arizona Cardinals. Thomas will get a lot of attention from Bruce Arians as the quarterback of the future and Arians definitely will be excited about the physical size and arm of Thomas. Logan Thomas has a big arm and has great size just like another quarterback that Bruce Arians developed into a big time quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.
However, Roethlisberger was a first-round pick and Logan Thomas was a fourth round pic that has always had major issues with his accuracy. Logan Thomas was unable to reach his potential at Virginia Tech because of his below average accuracy and that will have to improve at the next level for him to survive in the league and have any sort of success. Logan Thomas has huge potential also and Bruce Arians will have to help fix those accuracy issues or otherwise, he won’t last in the NFL.