Mar 13, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back DeAnthony Thomas works out in front of NFL scouts during the Oregon Pro Day at the Moshofsky Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Atlanta Falcons held private workout with De’Anthony Thomas


The Atlanta Falcons may look to grab themselves some more weapons on the offensive side of the ball in the NFL Draft coming up this May, and this past Saturday the team took a longer look into that possibility by having a private workout session with Oregon’s all-everything man, De’Anthony Thomas, according to NFL.com.

The Falconsheld a private workout March 29 with Thomas, according to the National Football Post. A projected second-day draft pick (Rounds 2-3), Thomas has rare speed and could be a big-time playmaker as a back, slot receiver and kick returner in the NFL.

Thomas is a wild card in this draft for a lot of teams. During his time at Oregon, he showed the most versatility of virtually everyone in the nation by spending time at running back, wide receiver, as well as returning kicks.

But, his durability is a question mark that some NFL teams are afraid to have answered.

Seeing the struggles the Falcons had on the offensive side of the ball last year, though, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to bring a versatilr threat like Thomas in if they can get him in the later rounds.

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