Draft Profile: Jahad Thomas, RB Temple

By: Steve Johnson

Jahad Thomas, RB, Temple

5’10” 190, 30 1/2″ arms, 9″ hands

4.62 40, 32″ vert, 116″ broad jump


2013: 8 games (played CB and special teams) 5 tack, 1 TFL

2014: 12 games. 80 att, 384 yards. 14 rec, 364 yards, 1 TD

2015: 14 games. 276 att, 1262 yards, 17 TDs. 22 rec, 216 yards, 1 TD

2016: 12 games. 207 att, 953 yards, 13 TDs. 33 rec, 418 yards, 6 TDs.

Misc. Stats: Returned 46 KR for 1,035 yards and 1 TD and 8 PR for 101 yards

Accodolates: 2015 All-AAC first team; 2016 All-AAC second team

Injuries: Sat out a game in 2013 with a knee injury. Sprained his left MCL in the 2015 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. Sprained his thumb in 2016 and missed two games.
History: Elizabeth, NJ native, also played basketball. Won the 2012 state championship and was a part of a nationally ranked basketball team.

Strengths: Versatile, can be split out wide and return kicks, will play special teams too. Has good vision in the run and return game. Understands coverage as a receiver.

Weaknesses: Small, short and thin framed. Does not have breakaway speed. Would get swallowed up in pass pro in the NFL. Doesn’t run with power.

Overview: Mostly used in RPO, Thomas could be a late draftable pick or priority free agent due to his return and receiving ability. Lack of size and speed will prevent him from ever being more than a change of pace back.

Draft Projection: Late Draftable Pick-Priortiy Free Agent

Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.1