Demaryius Thomas’ work out goes well for NFL scouts

Many mock drafts have Demaryius Thomas being selected by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft. JOHNNY CRAWFORD

Many mock drafts have Demaryius Thomas being selected by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft. JOHNNY CRAWFORD

Demaryius Thomas worked out for 10 NFL teams on Sunday at a closed session in Atlanta.

This was his first workout since breaking his left foot in February while training for the NFL combine.

Thomas, a wide receiver from Georgia Tech, said his foot is about 90 percent healthy. He participated in some cone drills on Sunday that weren’t timed, and ran routes for the scouts. Thomas said he caught every ball thrown to him by Damarius Bilbo, a former wide receiver at Georgia Tech who was the quarterback on Sunday. Thomas also interviewed with several teams after the workout.

“It felt good,” Thomas said. “I’m glad it’s over with now.”

Thomas caught 46 passes for 1,154 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Yellow Jackets. At 6-3, 230 pounds, Thomas has the size and speed (he was timed at 4.38 seconds at a training camp in Arizona) that NFL teams say they covet.

He is projected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft, which begins on Thursday in New York. He will be flying to the Big Apple on Tuesday with his dad, Bobby, as well as his uncle James and aunt Shirley, who helped raise him, and a cousin for the event.

In two more impressive performances on Sunday, Tech softball player Jen Yee tied the school and ACC record for home runs in a season when she hit her 24th in a 4-0 win against Boston College at Mewborn Field.

Yee is tied with Whitney Haller, who set the mark in 2006.

The baseball team swept Clemson with an 11-3 win on Sunday.

19 comments Add your comment

joe schmoe

April 18th, 2010
5:38 pm

Thomas will go higher than expected. Say, mid to late teens in the first round.


April 18th, 2010
5:39 pm

good luck bay bay. hope he goes early.


April 18th, 2010
5:40 pm

saw him on ESPN the other day .seems like a good kid hope he goes in the 1st .


April 18th, 2010
6:03 pm

Just puttin’ this out there: Tech v. Clemson might be one of the best baseball rivalries there is. Our fans jab back and forth the whole game with the classic “rednecks vs. nerds” word battle, and after this weekend’s sweep the all-time series is tied at a dead-even 100-100-3. Two schools never frustrated each other to the point that Clemson and Tech do. This is definitely Tech’s year when it comes to CU, though.


April 18th, 2010
6:11 pm

Clemson is indeed a great rivalry in baseball as well as football. I always appreciate how much the two teams respect each other especially on the football field. Players from one team always seem to help players from the other team up, good sportsmanship that occurs in the heat of battle should be commended.


April 18th, 2010
6:44 pm

Go Jackets!!! Fire Paul Hewitt now.


April 18th, 2010
6:45 pm

Wishing all the football Jackets the best of luck and success in the NFL. Fire Paul Hewitt now.

Delbert D.

April 18th, 2010
7:14 pm

Paul Hewitt: albatross.


April 18th, 2010
7:27 pm

Not to nit-pick, but Bilbo was originally a QB at Tech. And terribly misused by that moron Chan Gailey.

supersize that order, mutt

April 18th, 2010
7:31 pm

I wasn’t planning on posting anything about it anyway (I never post on a UGAG blog), but I noticed after reading the information about the UGAG QB being booted, that comments had been closed. I guess the AJC doesn’t want non-mutts posting on their blog, but they don’t mind mutts incessantly posting on the Tech blogs.


April 18th, 2010
7:51 pm

supersize there is a blog up for posting on qb Mett. getting booted. I posted there as i will here that I do applaud CMR for doing the right thing. However it seems like in the last couple of years that their program is starting to spin out of control.

supersize that order, mutt

April 18th, 2010
8:01 pm

mwh6767, I didn’t see one for posting, but, like I said, I didn’t want to post anything there anyway—posting about it here is good enough for me. It must have killed CMR to actually have to do something for a change. All that good “image” that he tries to maintain seems to me to be just like the so-called good image that Bobby Bowden always wanted everybody to believe he had. I have no doubts that both are good men, but sometimes it sure doesn’t show in their approach to coaching and disciplining their players. I like what I have seen of CPJ a whole lot more; he strikes me as being a coach who doesn’t put up with any kind of nonsense, on or off the field.

Big Amp

April 18th, 2010
8:06 pm

I am so glad that Demaryius`s workout went well. He is a young man who will excel at the next level. He has a good role model in his dad, Bobby. He will make the community of Laurens County very proud of him. Much love to u . Also, good luck to Quintez Smith(another hometown product who should be drafted this weekend). Dublin,Georgia is getting on the map baby.

"spin out of control"

April 18th, 2010
8:22 pm

mwh6767 30-24 still spinning?

supersize that order, mutt

April 18th, 2010
9:06 pm

“spin” how about 25 – 6? Biggest pounding in Tech-UGAG baseball history, which goes in the record books alongside the biggest football poundings in Tech-UGAG history too, which, incidentally, belong to Tech


April 19th, 2010
8:31 am

Mr. Thomas will be a great selection by an NFL team because receivers are still required to block at the next level. He is just a great kid with speed, power, and toughness. Also, congratulations to the Yellow Jackets baseball team for their 3 game sweep of Clemson this weekend.

For an interesting article on the Clemson football team’s coaching staff and their first class actions regarding one of their recruits, go to Go Jackets!

[...] comes word that the Falcons attended Thomas‘ private workout for 10 NFL teams Sunday. The receiver is coming off a broken foot and was unable to go through drills at Tech’s [...]


April 20th, 2010
8:21 am

He should show the scouts how clutch he is and give them his UGA game film, LOL!!!! Stone Hands Thomas!!!


April 22nd, 2010
7:30 am

i know that ga tech has 3 projected to go 1st rd today and even if they are gailys recruits they still are former ga tech football players so look for only 1 to go 1st rd if he is lucky and that is D Morgan..the rest will be 2nd -5th rounders. gailys recruits were going pro already but PJ offense hurt there chances of going higher..morgan is defense so he wasnt hurt by the high school offense. bey bey is way behind and so is dwyer..nesbitt might be drafted next year but after this year running the high school offense without any of gailys other recruits left, he might lucky to finish the season healthy enough to play football at all in the pros…poor guy…this will not help the future of ga tech getting top players on the offense side of the ball…