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Andrew Thomas Is a Superstar Prospect

By BJ Bennett
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Andrew Thomas is a rare prospect at offensive tackle.

Andrew Thomas is the prototype.

The Georgia offensive tackle finished his college career as one of the greatest linemen in SEC history. Thomas now enters the NFL Draft with the look and feel of a prospect set to be a ten-year anchor at the game's highest level. He, at 6'5'', 320 pounds, and one of college football's most dominant blockers since stepping into the starting lineup in his very first game, is athletic and physical, cerebral and smooth. Everything that Thomas does well is everything that professional teams cherish.

Thomas isn't just a prospect that should be near the top of every team's board, he, at one of the game's most important positions, is a foundational piece.

Through his career in Athens, Thomas established himself as an unparalleled blocker and protector. He started all 41 of the contests in which he played at Georgia, starring, in three seasons, in three SEC Championship Games, two Sugar Bowls, a Rose Bowl and a College Football Playoff Final. After earning Freshman All-American honors following starting 15 games at right tackle in 2017, Thomas received widespread All-American recognition in both 2018 and 2019, winning the league's Jacobs Blocking Trophy this past fall.

During Thomas' tenure, Georgia ranked in the top five in the SEC in rushing all three seasons, also slotting in the top four in sacks allowed each year. He, since earning a spot atop the depth chart in pre-season practice as a true freshman, has been the consistent anchor of the nation's premier offensive line. Thomas helped the Bulldogs challenge and change the status quo, with Georgia annually contending for a national championship, and nearly winning one, with him leading the lineup.

The trajectory Thomas is one that mirrors many of the best in the game. Production to potential, his scouting report has it all. Thomas, with ideal measurables, is big and strong, agile and athletic; emerging as a elite linemen mere games into his debut in college football's toughest conference, Thomas has always had a maturity and nuance that goes beyond his years. Thomas' individual proficiency and team success stands as testaments to his talent and worth. Even before the NFL Combine, every box is checked.

Thomas is a rare prospect at offensive tackle.

As the draft approaches, big boards remain in flux. Thomas, however, has a profile that has long proved true. He is one of the best offensive linemen the draft has seen in quite some time.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports