Andrew Thomas Expert NFL Draft Predictions
While Georgia Bulldogs tackles Andrew Thomas is no longer the consensus top offensive lineman in the 2020 NFL Draft class like he was earlier in the offseason, he's still likely to go in the top half of the first round and make an immediate impact in the pros.
As we see every offseason, plenty of teams need help up front, and that's especially true of teams picking early in the draft.
Here's where the experts are predicting Thomas to land on April 23.
Andrew Thomas Draft Projection 2020
In Todd McShay's post-free agency mock draft, Thomas takes a bit of a tumble to No. 15, landing on the Denver Broncos. McShay has Thomas going as just the fourth tackle off the board with this selection, but he'd still be a great piece to solidify the line in front of second-year QB Drew Lock. In version 3.0 of his mock draft, Mel Kiper has Thomas going one spot earlier than McShay does, projecting him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 14. Protecting Tom Brady in his age-43 season is going to be crucial, and having a strong offensive line in place will ease the transition to the post-Brady era in Tampa as well.
Charles Davis, of NFL.com, is much higher on Thomas in version 2.0 of his mock draft. He has Thomas going off the board in the top 10, at No. 8 to the Arizona Cardinals. Not buying the recent shift in projections, Davis still has Thomas as the first offensive lineman drafted. He thinks it's an easy choice for the Cardinals to address the line after shoring up their passing game with the addition of DeAndre Hopkins.
In his post-free agency mock draft on Bleacher Report, Matt Miller is in agreement with Kiper. He likes Thomas to go No. 14 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On USA Today's DraftWire, Luke Easterling's April 4 mock draft has Thomas going to the New York Jets at No. 11. The Jets have been a popular pick to land one of the draft's top wideouts, but thanks to the depth at the position, Easterling thinks it makes more sense to address the offensive line first.
On Walter Football, Walter Cherepinsky had Thomas going to the Jets in a past version of his mock, but as of April 2 he also has Thomas becoming the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He, too, has three linemen going off the board before Thomas' name is called.
Andrew Thomas 2020 NFL Draft Expert Predictions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 3
Denver Broncos: 1
Arizona Cardinals: 1
New York Jets: 1
Overall, three of the six experts highlighted above think the Buccaneers will select Thomas to protect Tom Brady in 2020. No other team was picked more than once, with the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets making up the other projected landing spots.
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