2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Brandon Thomas, OT, Clemson Tigers


Oct 8, 2011; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers offensive lineman Brandon Thomas (63) runs onto the field during the pregame activities prior to the game against the Boston College Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 36 to 14. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 305 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

One of the top returning senior offensive linemen in the entire country. Thomas has really good footwork and is the anchor for an offensive line that paves the way for one of the top offensive units in America. Protects the blind side of Tajh Boyd, one of the best quarterbacks in the country, and is consistently one of the highest graded linemen in the ACC. Coaches selected him as a second team All-Conference selection, while the media selected him to the first team. Some feel he has the versatility to play guard at the NFL level, as he doesn’t possess ideal size for the left tackle position in the NFL. Depending on arm length, guard could very well be his best position. Arrested in 2011 for disorderly conduct. Entering his third full year as a starter on the Clemson offensive line.

Career Highlights (via Clemson athletics site)

2011:  Had 39 knockdowns in 777 snaps over 13 games (10 starts)…third on the team in knockdowns…had four knockdowns in 89 snaps against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17…played 70 snaps in his first career start had one reception for -1 yards off a deflected pass against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24…had six knockdowns in 56 snaps at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1…played all 82 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 15…graded 85 percent with four knockdowns in 62 snaps at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29; recovered a Tajh Boyd fumble in the endzone for a touchdown; it was the first touchdown by a Tiger offensive lineman since 1966…graded 81 percent in a combined 84 snaps at guard and tackle against Wake Forest on Nov. 12…graded 86 percent in 68 snaps at offensive guard and offensive tackle against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3…had four knockdowns in 75 combined snaps at guard and tackle against #22 West Virginia in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.

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