Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #21 WR, #162/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 5-6 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 10-173-17.3-1; Rec: 83-1038-12.5-11; KR: 26-615-23.7-0; 1 Sol-1 TT; Thomas led the Pac-10 in catches (83) and touchdown grabs (11) in 2007. That says a lot. Overall his touches on offense and in the return game added 1,826 all-purpose yards. His per-touch 2007 figure in receiving, rushing and kick returns: 15.3 yards. That should go up as Arizona enters Year Two of the spread. The first-team All-Pac-10 receiver finished No. 17 nationally in catches per game, No. 23 in all-purpose yardage and No. 26 in receiving yards per game. He was tied for 15th with the 11 scoring grabs. He is easily within reach of becoming Arizona's all-time career receptions leader -- passing Dennis Northcutt (223) and Bobby Wade (230) -- and the all-time receiving yards leader. 2006: 12 GP; 10 GS; Rush: 5-40-8-1; Rec: 50-597-11.9-2; PR: 1-(-1)-(-1)-0 KR: 1-31-31-0; Caught 50 passes for 597 yards and two scores in 2006... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors... 2005: 11 GP; 4 GS; Rush: 6-68-11.3-0; Rec: 52-771-14.8-5; Played as a decoy with a cast on his left hand at ASU in 2005 after an injury in the previous game, otherwise would have a 23-game reception streak after opening his true freshman year with catches in 10 games… 2005 Freshman All-America honors (2nd team) by The Sporting News… Earned Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year honors, Arizona's first league offensive player of the year selection in history… Also named conference offensive player of the year from The Sporting News… Thomas set Arizona freshman records and put himself at No. 13 on the Wildcats' single-season chart with 52 catches for 771 yards, five for touchdowns… He had career-high eight catches in games against Stanford and Oregon and pulled down his 52 receptions in 10 contests… Career high of 162 yards (4 receptions) at Oregon State, plus broke the century mark with 104 yards on five grabs vs. UCLA.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Jaguars' picks: Round 4/107, Mike Thomas, WR, 5-8, 193, Arizona...On paper, Thomas was a big success, grabbing 259 passes to become the Pac-10's all-time career leader in that department. He started 39 of 48 games at Arizona, with his 3,231 yards in receptions ranking third in school history and eighth most in league history. But with all the accolades comes the fact that Thomas needs to stretch to be listed at 5-8, which simply isn't tall for wide receivers in the NFL. As a result, he'll be used mostly as a slot back for the Jaguars. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/20/12 - WR Mike Thomas will probably see most of his duty out of the slot position, but he could also play out of the backfield. The Lions used him on a reverse last week. "This is a prolific offense," he said. "It's an offense you want to play in. With No. 9 (Matthew Stafford) over there, that ball can go anywhere. I don't think one position is more highly-touted over the other. It's predicated on the defense and what they are giving you. We depend on Matt to find us."
11/01/12 - WR Mike Thomas, acquired from Jacksonville Tuesday, practiced for the first time Thursday. Coach Jim Schwartz said he believed he could be up to speed in time for Sunday. "His role will be defined as he practices," Schwartz said. "But he has some multi-dimensional skills." He shared reps on the punt return team with Stefan Logan.
10/30/12 - WR/PR Mike Thomas was acquired from by the Lions from the Jaguars for undisclosed considerations, according to an NFL Network report.
The four-year veteran caught 13 passes for 80 yards this season, with no touchdowns.
10/29/12 - WR Mike Thomas dropped a pass in Green Bay when he could have run for a touchdown if he'd caught the ball. "He just knows he's got to catch it and turn it up. The turn-up overcame the catch," coach Mike Mularkey said.
09/07/12 - WR Mike Thomas will start the season as the kick returner and slot receiver and could have a big impact on the team.