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Aug 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tennessee Volunteers offensive linesman Antonio Richardson (74), tight end Mychal Rivera (81), defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore (94) and Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman Dallas Thomas (71) celebrate by holding up a SEC sign after defeating the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. Tennessee won 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Thomas Drafted By The Miami Dolphins

Dallas Thomas became the third former Tennessee Volunteer selected in the 2013 NFL Draft when the Miami Dolphins took him in the third round with the 77th overall pick.

The Dolphins lost their starting left tackle, Jake Long, to free agency earlier this off season when Long signed with the Rams.

Thomas is a versatile offensive lineman that has played both tackle and guard. Most analysts believe Thomas will be a guard in the NFL. Thomas lacks the foot speed to be a dominant left tackle.

Dallas Thomas slipped a little bit in the draft due to a torn labrum that he sustained at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL. The injury caused Thomas to miss the NFL combine in February and Tennessee’s pro-day in March. Recovery from a torn labrum typically takes 4-5 months, which means there’s a good chance Thomas could begin training camp on the P.U.P. (physically unable to perform).

We projected Thomas to be a third round draft pick, however we predicted that the Jacksonville Jaguars would be the team selecting the former Vol. 

 

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