Kansas City Chiefs Select De'Anthony Thomas In The Fourth Round


The Kansas City Chiefs selected RB, De’Anthony Thomas, with the 124th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft Saturday. Thomas looks to be a replacement for Dexter McCluster who signed with Tennessee as a free agent this year. Thomas was projected as a 5th-6th round pick so some view it as a reach.

With David Yankey and Peierre Desir still on the board, Kansas city could have added depth to their OL or secondary but Kansas City opted to replace McCluster. Thomas was a college sprinter and should be able to come in and contribute to special teams immediately.

Nolan Nawrocki of NFL.com had some good things to say about Thomas

Has legit big-time sprinter’s speed with very quick turnover (and is field-fast). Cat-quick to the corner, accelerates very quickly and can easily take the perimter. Good vision and cutback ability — is patient and follows his blocks. Can tightrope-walk the sideline. Very quick to and through the hole once he sees a crease and can stick his foot in the dirt and go. Catches in stride with ease and can make difficult one-handed snags (see Arizona). Has home-run speed in the return game, with 3 career return TDs.

Thomas will also come in and compete with Cyrus Gray for the third running back spot on the Chiefs roster. Many people expect a WR with this pick but Andy Reid must have seen something in Thomas that he could utilize more than any of the WR left in the draft.

There are many exciting highlight reels on YouTube of De’Anthony Thomas but here is one of my favorites.

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6 Comments on Kansas City Chiefs Select De’Anthony Thomas In The Fourth Round

  1. Randy Lee Austin says:

    This guy could be very dangerous in our offense.

  2. Leigh Oleszczak says:

    Not going to lie, I had no idea who this guy was. My roommate said, “You know who he is? He’s the Chiefs’ newest McCluster. That’s exactly what he’ll do.” After he told me that, I was all for this pick. We need some offensive weapons.

    • Michael Tavis says:

      I cant believe you missed him. The kid did big things in college and I am excited to see what they do with him. He has aspirations to compete in the Olympics as a sprinter.

    • Stan Colbert says:

      You remember that pass to Avery in the playoff game? Thomas can do that on any play.

  3. Stan Colbert says:

    He’s not very big, but every time he walks onto the field the opponent will notice!

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