Brian Thomas Jr. named among Bruce Feldman’s ‘Freaks List’ entering NFL combine

As we prepare for the 2024 NFL draft, most of the attention is on Jayden Daniels and Malik Nabers, who are both projected to be top 10 picks.

But fellow receiver Brian Thomas Jr. saw his stock skyrocket this season, and the projected mid-to-late first-rounder has the opportunity to boost his stock significantly at the NFL Scouting Combine, which begins on Monday.

Thomas was named among the players on the annual “Freaks List” by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. Thomas comes in at No. 11 on Feldman’s list after leading the nation in touchdown receptions with 17 in 2023.

Here’s Feldman’s scouting breakdown of the 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect.

One of the biggest breakout stars of the 2023 season, Thomas exploded for 68 catches for 1,177 yards and 17 TDs, basically doubling what he’d done in the previous two seasons combined. The 6-4, 205-pound Thomas is expected to light it up in Indy, potentially running the 40 in the 4.3s and vertical jumping 38-inches plus.

Feldman added in his piece that Nabers, who may not work out at the combine, would have also cracked the top 20 of this list.

Some mocks show Thomas going as high as the top 15, but more commonly, he’s seen as a later-round pick with the Buffalo Bills at No. 28 being an oft-predicted landing spot.

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