The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Defensive Line Depth, Damon Hazelton, and More

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1) With regards to Tim Settle‘s decision to turn pro after his r-So. season, do you see any similarities/differences with Logan Thomas’s situation at the end of his r-So. season? Do you think Logan’s decision to return to school for ultimately two more years and how it played out for him had any influence on Tim’s decision (i.e. strike while the iron is hot vs. return to school to improve draft stock)? – VTHokie2000

Chris Coleman: Nope, I don’t think that had any affect at all.  It’s quite possible that Thomas and Settle have never even met each other.  Logan’s final year at Tech was 2013, and Settle’s first season was in 2015.

Thomas had a big year in 2011, and then lost all the good offensive players around him.  He didn’t have any help for the rest of his career.  Did that hurt his draft stock as a quarterback?  Maybe, maybe not.  I’m not an NFL quarterback, so it’s hard to say.  In hindsight, I think it’s safe to say that Thomas wasn’t an NFL quarterback either way.  He’s currently playing tight end for the Bills, and it says quite a bit about his talent level that he was able to make that position change so late in the process.  He’s one of the few players to ever throw a touchdown pass and catch a touchdown pass in their career.

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