Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray and Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech entered the 2012 college football season with the NFL scouts watching their play closely. Both signal-callers were viewed as potential first-round picks going into the season but some lackluster play and a lack of development has some scouts worried.
As a result, it is believed that the best move for Bray and Thomas would be to return to school for their senior seasons and avoid entering the 2013 NFL Draft.
NFL Draft guru Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated wrote up his NFL Draft risers, sliders article for Week 8 and passed along the useful nugget. Pauline wrote:
The consensus in the scouting community is two more junior signal callers, Tyler Bray of Tennessee and Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech, would be wise to return for their senior seasons rather than opt for the NFL draft. Neither has developed as scouts expected entering the season
If Bray and Thomas take the advice, they could use the extra time to fine tune their skill sets and get their stock back up to the first-round level that they had entered the season with. If they still believe in their own pre-season hype, the two quarterbacks could be in for a rude awakening on draft day as they wait to hear their name announced.