View Full Version : WR Mike Thomas..The Next Steve Smith??

04-19-2009, 09:57 PM
I've seen Mike Thomas slated to go early ( 3rd round) and very late (5th-7th, or even as a F/A) here are some of the stats for Steve Smith of Carolina while he was at Univ. of Utah and Mike Thomas stats at arizona:

Mike Thomas WR ARIZONA Height: 5-77/8 | Weight: 195 | 40-Time: 4.40
Year GP Rec Yds YPC TD
2005 11 52 771 14.8 5
2006 12 50 597 11.9 2
2007 12 83 1,038 12.5 11
2008 13 74 825 11.1 4
Totals 48 259 3,231 12.5 22

2008 Mike Thomas 24 rush 114 yds 4.8 avg 1td

Passed Derek Hagan to become the Pac-10 Conferences all-time leader in career receptions...Was named 1st Team All-Pac-10 as a junior and a senior...Also earned 1st Team All-Pac-10 honors as a punt returner in '08


2000SMITH,Steve 10gms 35rec 743yds 21.2avg 4td 74long 74.3avg/gm
2000SMITH,Steve 10gms 5rush 37ydsgain 6loss 31net 6.2avg 0td 12long 3.1avg/gm
2000SMITH,Steve punt returns 43return 365yds 8.5avg 1td 46long
2000SMITH,Steve KO returns 17rtns 336yds 19.8avg 0td 50long

1999SMITH,Steve 11gms 3rush 21yds 0loss 21net 7.0avg 0td 15long 1.9avg/gm
1999SMITH,Steve 11gms 43rec 860yds 20.0avg 8td 59long 78.2avg/gm
1999SMITH,Steve punt returns 29returns 495yds 17.1avg 3td 70long
1999SMITH,Steve ko returns 6ko 169yds 28.2avg 0td 46long

physically, they are pretty similar. Both are speed merchants and have very good hands. Steve Smith needed three years to become a force in the league to become a legitamate receiving threat. Year 4 he broke his leg in the 1st game and was done for that year. He initially was a KO/Return threat, until he got the chance to start and show what he can do...

I'm hoping that Pitt does go after him, hopefully in the 4th round. I think he could be a excellent receiving threat and we get a returning threat the team needs. W ith the loss of Russell and if Holmes gets hurt, Pitt is screwed in the special teams return department.

K Train
04-20-2009, 01:10 AM
hes a little guy but hes got the bulk that he can play outside in the NFL...unlike guys like roscoe parrish who are twigs and are forced to the slot

04-20-2009, 10:59 AM
I think sweed is going to come into his own this year and I think we need to concentrate on our O lone more. Lets protect Big Ben a little more so we have someone to throw to our receivers. I know we have Batch and Dixon but if they have to play they are going to need protection as well.