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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Julius Thomas

Tight End - Julius Thomas, Portland State

Height:  6'4"
Weight:  251
40yd:  4.68

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  Yes
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Converted basketball player who had exactly one start in football, while starting 4 years in basketball at Portland State.  Intriguing prospect who played int he East/West Shrine game and turned heads, getting him added to many draft boards.  Exceptionally raw, he has a natural, instinctual way of catching and running after the catch that begs for development.  Needs to continue developing strength, but overall is a top notch developmental candidate.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Top of the 5th round.

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


Denver is as intrigued by Thomas as anyone, but don't expect them to overdraft this player.  If anything, they might just be keeping him in mind for one of their 6th round picks, or even the possibility of tracking him in UDFA.

Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
DE Robert Quinn

DT Nick Fairley

QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers


QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter

Bottom RB DeMarco Murray
WR Edmund Gates
RB Kendall Hunter
DT Kenrick Ellis
SS Jaiquawn Jarrett

Top RB Allen Bradford
4 Middle CB DeMarcus Van Dyke
TE DJ Williams

Bottom CB Kendric Burney
LB Casey Matthews
LB Mason Foster
5 Top TE Julius Thomas



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]