Several Oregon Ducks heard their names called on Saturday during the 2014 NFL Draft. Earlier in the day former Oregon Ducks Wide Receiver Josh Huff was picked by his former coach Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles and a few hours later his teammate Running Back De’ Anthony Thomas was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round as the twenty fourth pick. Thomas is among a nice amount of talent chosen by the Chiefs and Head Coach Andy Reid.
Auburn Defensive End Dee Ford and Georgia Quarterback Aaron Murray were also among his new teammates in Kansas City. Following the pro day at Oregon, Thomas was seen in the parking lot of the Moshofsky Center on the campus of the University of Oregon talking with several scouts from a few teams including Cincinatti and the New York Jets. As for what position his speed will translate to in the NFL, time will tell.
The Kansas City Chiefs could use DAT as a running back, wide receiver or on special teams as a punt return man. I see the latter as the likely landing spot for the former Oregon speedster. I would also expect him to put on some muscle in moving to the next level.
The first week of the season Kansas City plays host to the Tennessee Titans at 1pm PT. The game may feature a rematch of former Pac-12 running backs with Thomas and former Washington Running Back Bishop Sankey.