There was definitely a strong majority that figured Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant would be the first receiver off the board in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft. Georgia Tech’s Demaryius Thomas, who actually was the first receiver off the board to the Denver Broncos, figured as much.
“I actually thought Dez Bryant too,” Thomas said. “He played in a different type of offense, he made a lot of plays. He’s good.”
Why does Thomas think he is better than Bryant?
“I know I’m a better person than Dez,” Thomas said. “That’s how I feel. I feel like I’m a better receiver, too. Bigger, faster.”
Bryant came into the draft with character concerns, and there aren’t many with Thomas. Thomas is proud of his Christianity, which he said kept him out of trouble despite his mother and grandmother going to prison on drug charges. He lived with his uncle after that.
“Basically when that happened I knew they (mother and grandmother) were going to be in prison for awhile and I didn’t want to be like them and put myself in the position they got in,” Thomas said. “Basically I stayed around the right crowd and when I moved in with my uncle I felt like I was doing the same thing and that helped me out a lot.”