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K-State Pro Day: RB Daniel Thomas' Injury Will Keep Him From Running

The Kansas State football pro day will come on Tuesday and far and away the biggest name involved is RB Daniel Thomas who should be one of the first few running backs off the board. Thomas is one of the draft's bigger running backs at 6'0" and 230 pounds so he wasn't expected to be a burner in the 40-yard dash.

Unfortunately, we won't get to see his 40-yard dash at all, according to SB Nation's Mocking The Draft.

A continued hamstring injury won't allow Kansas State's Daniel Thomas to run today. Mike Mayock has Thomas as his No. 2 running back, and it's hard to see how. He shouldn't have been that high in the first place and probably won't be unless he works out before the draft. To my knowledge, Thomas hasn't set up a personal workout date yet.

Thomas is a very interesting prospect because a lot of teams are finding bigger backs to pair with smaller backs in a tandem backfield. Thomas fits the profile of a bigger back very well. Via KC Star before the Combine:

"I was asked to pass protect and catch the ball as well,'' Thomas said of his time at K-State. "I'm a guy that can carry the load the whole year if you need me to. I can do whatever you need me to back there.''

A comparison, the KC Star points out, is former Chiefs RB Larry Johnson. Let's hope he doesn't compare to LJ off the field.

For more on K-State, check out Bring On The Cats