Atlanta Falcons: Six receivers that could replace Roddy White
Michael Thomas is the No. 3 ranked wideout in the draft and has a late first, early second-round projection. There is a fairly good chance that either Thomas or Doctson get taken late in the first and the other wouldn’t be very far behind which again, puts the Falcons in a pickle.
Thomas is 1-inch taller and 10 pounds heavier than Dotson at 603, 212 pounds and is considered to be much stronger than Doctson. Thomas hit the bench press four more times than Doctson did, but when it comes to leaping ability, Doctson has Thomas dominated.
Thomas is a strategic route-runner and is great in 50/50 situations. His uncle is former No. 1 overall pick Keyshawn Johnson so we know his bloodline is great. Where Thomas lacks is in his speed. He ran a 4.57 40-yard dash which is fairly slow so there won’t be too many break-away plays from him. He isn’t going to blow the door off of a defense like Travis Benjamin Would.
With all of that said, Thomas is still a terrific, reliable receiver and would arguably matchup with Roddy White’s traits more than anyone else in the draft. If you’re looking for a potential clone of White, Thomas may be that guy.