Jamaal Charles APPROVES of the Kansas City Chiefs fourth round pick, RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas out of Oregon. The KC Chiefs running back had this to say a few minutes after GM John Dorsey made the call to pick Thomas.
Great pick!! You should have gone earlier than that @DeAnthonyThomas happy to have you in the same backfield welcome to the chief Kingdom...— Jamaal Charles (@jcharles25) May 10, 2014
Thomas sends it right back to Charles.
De'Anthony Thomas on @jcharles25: "I'm excited to play with him & learn from him." READ: http://t.co/8PavQM0ias pic.twitter.com/YIl7vrh77r— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) May 10, 2014
I can't wait to see how the Chiefs are going to use Thomas. But think about how good Charles has been catching balls out of the backfield and around the line of scrimmage. Could Thomas be used in a similar role? Obviously, he's not replacing Charles but I do believe he could be effective in similar situations.
Also VERY IMPORTANT here is that Snoop Dogg gave Thomas the nickname of Black Momba.
Congrats blac mamba. Proud of u. !! http://t.co/2Ot1oCna4d— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 10, 2014
Read our initial thoughts on the pick here.
More reactions of the Chiefs 124th pick, Oregon RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas, below...
Dexter McCluster replacement
De’Anthony will bring some versatility. Big-play ability at slot WR, RB and special teams. Really like him as a replacement for McCluster.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 10, 2014
Chargers fans: Not amused
Sigh. Chiefs got DAT and Andy Reid gets to gameplan with that.— Bolts From The Blue (@BFTB_Chargers) May 10, 2014
Chiefs scout: World-class speed
#Chiefs area scout Trey Koziel raves about Thomas' versatility, says Thomas has "world-class speed." Can use Thomas anywhere on offense.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) May 10, 2014
Or should I say Olympic speed
De'Anthony Thomas has sprinter speed. He has aspirations of running in the Olympics one day. Football is always first, though.— Ross Jones (@RossJonesFOX) May 10, 2014
I asked De’Anthony if he’’s ever been caught from behind. "Never," he said.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 10, 2014
Really, really quotable.
Asked Thomas about comps to DeSean. Says they’re different. "I can also run the ball, catch the ball out of the backfield and return kicks."— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) May 10, 2014
Watch the Chiefs scouts talk about Thomas.
De'Anthony Thomas to bolster return game http://t.co/xH9QJr3Et9— ESPN NFL Nation (@ESPN_NFLNation) May 10, 2014
Chiefs pick Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas in NFL Draft's fourth round: http://t.co/RaWHK82DNu— Kansas City Star (@KCStar) May 10, 2014