In this post, I will be taking JC Joyner's idea of comparing Mark Ingram to a mystery HB and applying it to our very own Daniel Thomas. Please, read the article afterwards if you don't want to ruin the surprise. If you want to see the article, here it is.
Ok, we are going to measure both RBs heights and lengths.
Our mystery back has arms longer than Daniel Thomas's by 5/8ths an inch.
Our mystery back has bigger hands than Daniel Thoms's by 3/8ths an inch.
Daniel Thomas was slightly heavier than our mystery back, by a full 2 pounds.
Daniel Thomas is also one inch taller than our mystery back.
As you can see, our mystery back is almost identical in body.
Daniel Thomas ran the same 40 time as our mystery back, but Thomas did it at his pro day and our mystery back did it at the NFL combine.
Our mystery back beat Daniel Thomas in the 20 yard shuttle, despite doing it at the combine vs. a pro day. Our mystery back beat Thomas by .09 seconds.
Our mystery back had a better vertical leap than Daniel Thomas by one inch with a 35 inch vertical.
Daniel Thomas beats our mystery back in both the 10 and 20 yard dashes, by .02 and .04 respectively. Again using combine for our mystery back and pro day for Thomas.
Our mystery back (combine) beat Daniel Thomas (pro day) by .05 in the 3 cone drill, with a 7.01 time.
Daniel Thomas beat our mystery back by 1 inch in the broad jump.
It really is a toss up on who has the better measureables, IMO.Now, lets get to college production.
Daniel Thomas had a better YPC in his last year of his college career than our mystery back. Posting 5.3 ypc to our mystery back's 4.7.
Daniel Thomas also beat our mystery back in rushing TDs by 3. Daniel Thomas scored 19 TDs in his last year at KSU.
Daniel Thomas also played in two more games than our mystery back in his last season.
Daniel Thomas had 121 yards per game, while our mystery back had 103 yards per game.
Who is our mystery back? Our mystery back's last name has the same name as Thomas's hometown. If that doesn't help you, it is our very own, Lex Hilliard. While Thomas just flat out beat Hilliard in stats, it is a wash when it comes to measureables.
The point of all this? Daniel Thomas doesn't look as promising as I previously expected, but he did have a better college career than Hilliard, so there is hope.