3. Michael Thomas
Had Michael Thomas played in a more pass-happy offense, there’s a chance he could have been as dominant as Harrison Jr. is now. That’s how much talent he possessed. He showed it off every Spring. He was dubbed by me and my friends as the “Spring Game Hero”.
Thomas was just a three-star recruit coming out of High School. He was from California and was under-recruited. Yet, Thomas caught one of the most famous touchdowns in Ohio State football history. His one-footed touchdown catch from Evan Spencer against Alabama will go down in history.
Thomas’ stats weren’t super great in college. In three years, he recorded just 1,602 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns, but most of that was recorded in his final two years when he was a starter. He was a second-round pick of the New Orleans Saints. That’s when he started to really show how good he is.
At one point, Thomas was considered the best receiver in the NFL. Had Urban Meyer had an offense like Ryan Day does now, Thomas would have been a sure-fire first-round pick. Even so, he definitely outplayed his lowly three-star rating given to him.
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