Donald Thomas, OG, Connecticut Combine Group: 2/Number: 45 Selected:Round 6, Pick 29, Overall Pick 195 by Dolphins
Name:Donald Thomas College:ConnecticutOn Disk: #55 Height: 6-3 Weight: 303 Position:OGPos2: DT/C Class/Draft Year:rSr/2008 40 Time:5.0040 Low: 4.90 40 High: 5.11
Projected Round:3-4Stock: Rated number 5 out of 176 OG's97 / 2498 TOTAL
Donald Thomas Snapshot
Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: All-Big East Conference first-team selection…Shifted to right offensive guard, starting all thirteen games, but a shoulder contusion would sideline him for the second half vs. Pittsburgh and he left the Louisville clash in the first quarter after a re-injury…Finished with 77 knockdowns, eight touchdown-resulting blocks and a grade of 82.83% for blocking consistency, earning the team's Unsung Hero Award…Part of a unit that averaged 347.2 yards per game…Was penalized three times and allowed just an assisted quarterback sack and two pressures on 360 pass plays…Also returned a kickoff 13 yards vs. Pittsburgh. Played in 10 games and earned his first career start at left guard in '06. Played in all 11 games on special teams, serving as the wedge-buster in kickoffs in '05. Redshirted in '04. Was enrolled at UConn but did not play football in '03.
The UConn offensive line is in the interesting position of being both young and experienced at the same time. The Huskies have just one senior on the two-deep yet also have eight players with previous game experience at UConn, including seven people who have started games on the offensive line for the blue and white. The lone senior of the group is senior Donald Thomas at right guard, a former walk-on. Entering the 2007 season, William Beatty (9), captain Keith Gray (5), Mike Hicks (10), Alex LaMagdelaine (10), Dan Ryan (7), Donald Thomas (1) and Trey Tonsing (8) had all started games for the Huskies. 2007 All-BIG EAST Conference First Team (Coaches): OG Thomas started all 12 games at right guard and did not allow a sack in 2007. After befriending Lansanah on the campus' rec basketball courts, Thomas joined the team as a walk-on during his sophomore year and later earned both a scholarship and starting role through hard work. - UConn Football...Full Donald Thomas Draft Profile
Before Combine: Hgt: 6036, Wgt: 292, 40YD: 4.90-4.95-5.06
Recent Draft Scout Donald Thomas News
09/02/15 - G Donald Thomas had his contract terminated by the Colts Monday (Aug. 31).
08/30/15 - G Donald Thomas has been elevated off the Colts' PUP list and is now on the team's active roster. Thomas has not played since early in the 2013 season due to quad and torn biceps injuries. He reinjured his quad in training camp last year and missed the entire 2014 season. Thomas will be worked into practice slowly, beginning with walk-through work. He will then see work in individual drills. There is no timeline for Thomas to return to a full practice regimen.
08/29/15 - G Donald Thomas passed his physical with the Colts Friday (Aug. 28) and was removed from the physically unable to perform list.
08/27/15 - G Donald Thomas (quad) continues to be on the Colts' PUP list. Thomas has not played much since coming to the team in 2013. He suffered a quad and biceps injury in the second game of the 2013 season, which forced him to miss the remainder of the year. Thomas also suffered a quad injury early in training camp in 2014. He has been showing improvement in rehab work.
08/20/15 - G Donald Thomas continues to make progress in his recovery from a torn quad that sidelined him for the entire 2014 season. Thomas also incurred quad and biceps injuries early in the 2013 season, which forced him to miss the remainder of that year. Colts GM Ryan Grigson remains hopeful of Thomas' eventual return to the practice field. He is currently on Indianapolis' physically unable to perform list.
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