The New York Giants added some protection for Daniel Jones with the 4th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 6-5 320 pound tackle was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. Thomas was a freshman All-American for the Bulldogs starting all 15 games as Georgia made a run to the national championship game. He then earned second team All-American honors as a sophomore and was first team again in his junior season.
The 21-year-old Lithonia, Georgia native has been compared to Denver Broncos tackle Ja’Wuan James by NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein. He now joins an offensive line that also contains 2018 first round pick Will Hernandez.
The Giants offensive line ranked 20th in the league in 2019 in sacks allowed (43) and 30th in the league in quarterback hits allowed (119).
Thomas is the first offensive tackle the Giants have drafted in the first round since since Ereck Flowers in 2015.