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Name: Julius Thomas 
College: Portland State     Number: 81
Height: 6-5   Weight: 246
Position: TE  Pos2:   Class/Draft Year: Sr/2011
40 Low: 4.57
  40 Time: 4.64
   40 High: 4.69

Projected Round: 5-6   High: 3-4  Low: 5  Stock: 
Rated number 8 out of 71 TE's     177 / 2083 TOTAL
Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6045
Weight: 246
40 Yrd Dash: 4.64
20 Yrd Dash: 2.63
10 Yrd Dash: 1.62
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 16
Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.31
3-Cone Drill: 6.96
4.66-4.75-4.86 range before Combine

Dates: 03/09/11
Height: 6045
Weight: 246
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 Overview

  The New Orleans Saints had one of the steals of the 2010 draft in tight end Jimmy Graham, a four-year basketball player for the Miami Hurricanes who stayed on campus to play one year of football. Thomas is looking to take the same route to the NFL after walking onto the football team last spring after playing four years of basketball at Portland State.

Also like Graham, Thomas had very little football experience even in high school, playing just one season before focusing on basketball.

However, at 6-feet-5 and 251 pounds, Thomas has the size and athleticism to warrant a mid-round flier in hopes of uncovering another Graham. The NFL is chock full of former hoops stars who have excelled at tight end, including perennial Pro Bowlers Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates.

Thomas impressed at the East-West Shrine Game and has the size and length to threaten the seam.


 2010 Season

  Thomas, a first team All-Big Sky Conference selection in 2010, had 29 receptions for 453 yards and two touchdowns in 2010. It was his first year of collegiate football after playing four seasons for the Portland State basketball team.

 Basketball

  Familiar to Viking fans for a different reason - he starred on the Viking basketball team for four seasons... set school records for career games played (121), career wins (78), career field goals percentage (.663)... also participated on two Big Sky Champion teams and two NCAA Tournaments (2008 and 2009)... twice named to the Big Sky All-Tournament team... made game-winning dunk with 3.5 seconds left to play in beating Montana State for the 2009 Big Sky Tournament Championship... averaged 10.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and and shot a school-record .671 from the field as a senior.

 Personal

  Son of Greg and Toria Thomas... born June 27, 1988... brothers are Trenton and Marcus... earned his degree in Business Administration, will graduate this spring... hobbies are hanging out with friends, reading and basketball.

 
 Draft Scout Player News
12/17/14 - TE Julius Thomas had one catch for 30 yards in his return to action after missing three games because of an ankle injury, but the Broncos will likely monitor his reps in the coming weeks.
12/15/14 - TE Julius Thomas did not start, but played for the first time since injuring his ankle Nov. 16 at St. Louis. Thomas had one catch for 30 yards.
12/11/14 - TE Julius Thomas practiced Wednesday, three days after being active for the first time since injuring his ankle on Nov. 16. He did not take a snap against the Bills last week.
12/08/14 - TE Julius Thomas was active for the first time since injuring his ankle on Nov. 16, but did not take a snap and stood on the sideline with his helmet off for the entire game.
12/03/14 - TE Julius Thomas practiced on a limited basis after missing the last two games with an ankle injury suffered against the Rams on Nov. 16. Thomas also practiced all three days last week, but was limited.
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 11.02.09 - Thomas hopes NFL career is a slam dunk
 11.01.22 - Julius Thomas shows his crossover skills
 11.01.20 - Ex-basketball standout may have future in NFL

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