Former Georgia OT Andrew Thomas details 'smooth' pre-draft virtual meeting with NFL team
Andrew Thomas is ready to play alongside a former foe.
The 2020 NFL Draft prospect out of Georgia shared his excitement at the chance to block for ex-Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield.
“He’s a dynamic quarterback,’’ Thomas told Cleveland Browns beat reporter Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “Being on the other side of that just watching how good of a quarterback he is, the Browns are definitely going to be a winning team in the near future. It would be an honor to block for him. He’s very passionate, very energetic throughout the game and I’m sure his teammates respond to that well.”
Mayfield came up in a lengthy conversation Thomas had with Cabot after the Bulldog standout held a “virtual meeting” with Cleveland Browns GM Andrew Berry. (Cabot also mentions Thomas previously commented on the chance to block for former UGA teammate Nick Chubb.)
Thomas came away from the call with a positive impression.
“It was a casual conversation,’’ Thomas said. “I thought it was going to be a little more intense. It was a very smooth conversation, and we had some things in common. We talked about growing up in a church and stuff like that.”
“Andrew said I had a lot of the intangibles that they’re looking to add to their team, good character,’’ Thomas added. “They feel that translates to playing on the field, so I feel that’s something I have.”
The Browns hold pick No. 10 in the upcoming draft. Ahead of the NFL Scouting Combine, PFF called Thomas “the best all-around tackle prospect in this draft, projecting near the top of the class as a pass protector and a run blocker.” Thomas told Cabot that he’s held “seven or eight” video calls so far, with “mostly teams in the top 10” of the draft. More from that conversation can be found in the full article here.