Everyone seems to know that the Ohio State Buckeyes have one of the most talented rosters in college football. With quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, running back Ezekiel Elliott, defensive end Joey Bosa, and many others, the Buckeyes have a great opportunity to repeat as national champions.
However, one name that was not mentioned could be one of their top NFL prospects.
According to ESPN’s NFL Draft guru Todd McShay, Ohio State junior wide receiver Michael Thomas is the top pass catcher available in the 2016 NFL Draft class.
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— Todd McShay (@McShay13) August 26, 2015
“Thomas, who led the Buckeyes with 54 receptions last season, has shown he’s strong and tough enough to make difficult catches over the middle. He’s a long-strider with somewhat deceptive top-end speed to kill pursuit angles,” McShay wrote.
“Thomas has the potential to emerge into a first-round prospect if he continues to develop as one of the focal points in Ohio State’s passing game.
Entering his junior year at Ohio State, Thomas has hauled in 57 catches for 821 yards and nine touchdowns.
It will be interesting to see whether Thomas can live up to those high expectations in 2015, but one thing is for certain: he will benefit from one of the top quarterbacks in the country throwing him the ball — regardless of whether it is Jones or Barrett.
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