While Jake Fromm’s looming NFL decision has been one of the hottest topics of the offseason, similar chatter about Andrew Thomas’ situation has been rather quiet.
Thomas is UGA’s highly-regarded offensive tackle who earned All-SEC and AP All-America honors last year as a sophomore.
Why is there such little discussion about Thomas’ pending NFL decision? Because barring an injury or unforeseen change of events, Thomas is considered a lock to declare early for the draft after the season.
This weekend, Thomas was asked about his decision-making process for the upcoming NFL draft by 247sports’ Rusty Mansell.
“I’m just going to let that handle itself,” Thomas said. “(There’s) going to come a time for me to handle that. Right now, I’m focused on the season, and doing everything with my team (at Georgia) so we can be the best.”
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Thomas was interviewed this weekend after serving as a camp counselor at a football camp in Rock Hill, S.C.
In the media’s early NFL mock drafts for 2020, Thomas seems to be consensus choice to be selected early in the first round. With regards to Fromm, there’s a lot of mixed opinions on his draft value – and whether or not he’ll even declare early in lieu of returning for his senior year with the Bulldogs.
One thing is for sure: Thomas and Fromm will represent UGA at Tuesday’s SEC Media Days, and they can expect an array of questions about their approaching NFL decisions.