August 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore (94) and offensive linesman Dallas Thomas (71) celebrate after beating the North Carolina State Wolfpack at the Georgia Dome. Tennessee beat NC State 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Thomas Learning All Positions On Dolphins Offensive Line

When the Dolphins took former Vol Dallas Thomas in the draft last month, they knew they were getting a versatile player.

Thomas lined up at tackle for the early part of his career at Tennessee, then switched to guard last season in order to accommodate Anotonio “Tiny” Richardson.

While most draft scouts and analysts projected Thomas to be a guard at the NFL level he says he can play anywhere.

I’m learning everything. As an offensive linemen you want to know what everybody does on the offensive line so I’m learning everything. They just want me to learn the offense and all I’m doing is learning everything they tell me to learn.

Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin sees a lot of potential in Thomas as well, saying “He’s a pretty good technique player….we think he has a chance”.

Thomas has been unable to participate in team drills so far, due to the shoulder injury he sustained at the senior bowl. He’ll likely start training camp on the PUP list, but should be ready for pre-season action.

The former Vols lineman will be given a chance to win a starting job in camp, it’s a challenge he embraces saying “I’ve just got to come in and learn the offense so I can get a chance to compete”

 

 

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