Ken Scudero

Mid-Season Review: Best 12 From The Pac-12

Created on Oct. 18, 2013 6:48 AM EST

6. De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

5-9, 169

2013 Stats: 3 G, 42 car., 338 yds., 8.0 avg., 6 TDs; 3 rec., 58 yds.

By now, everyone knows how fast and how much of a playmaker Thomas is. He's missed his last three games with an ankle injury, but he could play in Oregon's next game against Washington State. Thomas is a running back who can catch balls out of the backfield and out of the slot. He may be the fastest and most explosive back in the nation, and he will be a valuable third-down back and kick returner in the NFL. Heck, he probably will be used as a receiver a lot, too. I don't see him dropping past the beginning of the second round, simply because he is a special scorer who comes around once a draft.