If an NFL scout could describe Logan Thomas' career at Virginia Tech in one phrase, it would be "inconsistent and disappointing, with flashes of greatness sprinkled in".
Thomas has showed that he clearly has the arm strength, size, and mobility to dominate at the next level, but has yet to show the touch and accuracy that is needed to become a quarterback in the NFL.
Throughout the 2013 regular season, after each disappointing performance, scouts soon began to disregard Thomas in terms of being a top half draft prospect.
Before the season however, scouts never were able to see these inconsistencies, and labeled him as a clear first round talent. Thomas could have made himself quite a bit more money had he have left for the 2013 NFL Draft, but he did 32 NFL teams an NFL favor by staying.
As the regular season ended, named such as Bortles, Bridgewater, Carr, and Manziel wiggled themselves into top 10 consideration, once where the highly-touted Virginia Tech product saw himself. Mid-rounders started developing such as Jimmy Garoppolo, David Fales, and Tajh Boyd. Thomas was then lucky enough to find himself in Mobile, Alabama, for the 2014 Senior Bowl.
At Senior Bowl practices, Thomas immediately began reminding scouts why he was once viewed as a top prospect. Thomas flashed incredible arm strength and velocity, while also being simply an imposing physical presence on the field around the other quarterbacks.
Despite this, balls tended to sail on him, and showed many examples of where he struggles in ball placement. Thomas has an active and live arm, he just needs to learn how to control it. While quarterbacks Derek Carr, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Tajh Boyd have all out-performed Thomas at practice, the ceiling is so much higher with the 6’5", 250-pound former Hokie.
Logan Thomas has the potential and physical tools to be one of the best quarterbacks in this draft by far. Despite this, teams cannot simply take a player based on a hunch. Well, they could, but history suggests more often than not, developmental quarterback prospects end up not being worth the investment (Terrelle Pryor, Tim Tebow, Josh Freeman, JaMarcus Russell, Akili Smith).
I see Thomas as a late-round prospect, who could land with a quarterback-needy team, but not be drafted as the answer.