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TE Julius Thomas - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-5, 246Born: 6-27-1988College: Portland St.Drafted: Round 4

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2015 Week 17 vs HOU (6 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Thomas didn't see many targets and left the game at one point due to injury. The targets he did see were of the short-yardage variety though he had one bad drop on a 3rd down that would have been enough to convert for a first down.

2015 Week 16 vs NO (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

This was a very quiet game for Thomas, as his only targets were short zone-beaters. He was also targeted on a Fade for a two-point conversion attempt, which was underthrown and intercepted.

2015 Week 15 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 79 / 0 rec)

Thomas saw a ton of targets on the day but unfortunately did not make many big plays, being more of a short yardage target. He made an athletic catch along the left sideline for a long gain in the 2nd quarter, but this was the extent of the damage he did. He was able to separate and get open deep for what should have been a TD, but Bortles overthrew him. He looked like he is finally getting back into shape, but him and Bortles are clearly still not on the same page.

2015 Week 14 vs IND (7 / 5 / 54 / 1 rec)

Thomas was steadily involved in the offense in terms of targets throughout the day. He had a big catch-and-run in the two minute drill on a slant where he was lined up in the slot, 30 yard gain. He got targeted multiple times throughout the drive he ended up scoring on. His touchdown came inside the five where the Jaguars split him out wide on the backside and let him run a slant, where he could just use his body to box out the defensive back for an easy touchdown.

2015 Week 13 vs TEN (5 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)

Like Lee, Thomas had a poor performance. He had an early drop on an open pass and couldn't bring his first redzone target down in bounds. He was also almost responsible for an interception on a play where he slipped on his break. He did score a touchdown on a play-action pop pass in the fourth quarter (same concept he almost scored on earlier in the game when he went out of bounds).

2015 Week 12 vs SD (10 / 9 / 116 / 1 rec)

Thomas has been getting more and more productive every week, and had one of the best games of his career against San Diego. As Hurns continues to battle injuries, Thomas should theoretically keep assuming a larger share of the passing workload. Gus Bradley said in his press conference on Monday that Thomas looks to be going every play at full speed, which wasn't necessarily the case earlier in the season.

2015 Week 11 vs TEN (8 / 5 / 28 / 1 rec)

Early involvement - first two targets of the game. One a deep shot play off play action. Slipped and fell in the open field (rainy game) on his third catch. He the game winning catch on a stick route from the five yard line.

2015 Week 10 vs BAL (5 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

Another very quiet game for Thomas. He had a target along the sidelines on first drive, but Bortles placed it too far inside and the defender broke it up. Very nice third down conversion on a Bortles scramble in the second quarter.

2015 Week 9 vs NYJ (8 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Thomas remains a non-factor in the Jaguar offense, despite seeing a healthy target load and snap count. During the game, pictures started surfacing of Thomas looking overweight compared to last year, and on the field he does look bigger and more sluggish than he did while in Denver.

2015 Week 7 vs BUF (5 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Thomas really had one noteworthy play in this game - a bobbled catch-and-run over the middle of the field, but was a big gainer. He also drew a defensive pass interference on a redzone target (endzone fade where he lined up from the slot). While he is lining up more as a tight end/wing, his primary usage still comes as an outside wide receiver.

2015 Week 6 vs HOU (13 / 7 / 78 / 1 rec)

Thomas received a lot of targets to the detriment of the offense. Tight end continues to be a black hole for the Jaguars passing offense. Two of Bortles' interceptions came from targeting Thomas - one a predetermined throw/bad decision in the redzone and the second a miscommunication on a Stick/option route (likely Thomas' fault). He did catch a TD pass deep down the seam, splitting the safeties vs zone. He is a very finesse player that goes down easily on contact.

2015 Week 5 vs TB (2 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Thomas suited up for the first time since week one of the preseason. He played no inline snaps, mixing in at slot, outside wide receiver, and as a wing tight end. His first target came on the second drive of the game, a mini-curl for about seven yards. He made a big 3rd down conversion, sitting in a hole in the zone on a Bortles scramble (he also drew an illegal hands to the face from the defender while running his route).


Latest News

Jaguars | Bigger role for Julius Thomas? (Sat Apr 23, 12:19 AM) - Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is the best pass-catching tight end in the NFL, according to WR Allen Robinson, and QB Blake Bortles expects to have better chemistry with Thomas in their second year together.

Our View: Thomas just needs to stay healthy. There's no question that he's got a nose for the end zone and can be a dangerous factor as a receiver. However, Thomas has never played a full 16-game season in his pro career. It would greatly benefit the Jaguars if he can finally stay healthy all year this year.
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