Demaryius Thomas Shows Effectiveness on Route Running
One of the best aspects of Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Demaryius Thomas’ game is his ability to effectively run routes. Pro Football Focus shows how.
The offense for the Denver Broncos did not have a great season in 2016. But it is filled with talent, especially in the skill set positions. Denver’s wide receivers should have a solid campaign in 2017. This is especially true for Demaryius Thomas, who seemed to have an off year, but still recorded at least 1,000 yards.
Even though the past couple of seasons have been quite for the 2010 first round pick, he has still shown how effective he can be when it comes to his route running. Pro Football Focus has looked at all the receivers that have played since 2006.
They have confirmed that Demaryius Thomas is in the top five in his route running during the Pro Football Focus era, which started back in 2006. His number sits at 2.32 yards.
This is only behind Andre Johnson, A.J. Green, Antonio Brown, and Julio Jones. That is quite some company for the Georgia Tech wide out. The fact that he did this in just six years shows how much he has impacted the game. Of course, it helped having Peyton Manning and the game transitioning to offensive production.
But Demaryius Thomas deserves some credit. He has become one of the best wide outs in the game today. His ability to effectively run the route and and get some yards after the reception is great.
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With Mike McCoy coming back to the Denver Broncos, I have no doubt that Demaryius Thomas will find his game again. He had most of his success when McCoy and Adam Gase were the offensive coordinators.
I am looking forward to some big things in 2017 from Demaryius Thomas. There is no doubt that it could happen.