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Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

Posted on: January 14, 2012 9:04 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

College football underclassmen have until January 15th to declare themselves eligible for the draft, and we have a rather surprising declaration with only a few hours to go before that deadline hits. Oregon announced on Saturday night that quarterback Darron Thomas has decided to forego his senior season in Eugene and will instead enter the NFL Draft.

“I came to this decision on behalf of myself and my family,” Thomas said in the official release. “I have a dream of playing in the NFL and I’m going to pursue those dreams.

“I would like to thank everyone in Oregon for all their support and I would thank the coaches for all their help, especially Coach (Chip) Kelly. I love my teammates and wish them the best of luck, and am confident they will continue the winning tradition that has been established. Last but not least, I thank all the Oregon fans for their help and support.”

It's a move that was so unexpected that Thomas isn't even listed among CBSSports.com's position rankings at quarterback. Which makes it hard to predict where Thomas would go in the draft, if at all.

Thomas threw for 5,910 yards and 66 touchdowns during his career with the Ducks, all while completing 61.2% of his passes.

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Comments

Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:02 am
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

I have to agree with most of the posts that this is perplexing. We have to keep in mind that we don't know his situation. I would almost have to think that he is open to playing another position on the next level? Oregon will likely be fine. They are very much one of the major players in College Football and recruits are lined up every year. I do have to think that this will hurt them to some extent next season. Experience is vital to a suceesful season.



Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:55 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

I would call this move bizzare but then again it is his future. Next year is not Oregon tougest. They are loaded and will be fine. I can not say the same of Mr. Thomas. Very odd but one is not privey to the real story.



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:41 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

I would like to see another year at Oregon to improve his strength.  Thomas is a great athletic college quarterback, but his style of game will be neutralized by the speed of the players in the NFL. Hope gets drafted by a team that utilizes his tremendous talent.



Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:38 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

I think ol' Darron is the epitome of the concept of a player being a "product of a system."  I think all the NFL guys know this too.  No hard feelings for the guy - I don't like or dislike him - but it's the WORST to come out early to NOT get drafted. 



Since: Jan 14, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:23 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

not a bad move,not a good move,he will be a quality player in the NBA.Fact.Or opinion.Opinion


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Since: Jan 14, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 10:19 pm
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 10:14 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

Best of luck DT!  You brought lots of success to Oregon.  Chase your dream bro!  Oregon is deep at every position so the next great qb will step up.  WTD!



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 10:12 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

RMD
I think your right. Something just isnt making any sense. Hes not even projected to be drafted at this point. 



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 10:11 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

i think something stinks ... and there is always the \cfl for thomas



Since: Apr 29, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 10:02 pm
 

Oregon's Darron Thomas entering NFL Draft

Even money this is about somehting coming downfrom the NCAA that he"ll be directly involved in. 


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