Julius Thomas' breakout season took place last year and put him in line for a contract extension, but the Denver Broncos tight end could make another leap in 2014.
Thomas' versatility allowed him to become a vital weapon in the Peyton Manning-led aerial attack. Entering his fourth year with the Broncos, the athletic tight end expects to be utilized even more in his second season as a starter.
"What I think people will see different in me (this year) is that they will use me a lot more creatively," Thomas recently told FOXSports.com. "I think there are a lot of things that our offense wanted to do with me, but you can only learn so much in one year. No matter how much time you have at practice, it never seems to be enough when you're learning and trying to come into your own."
The loss of Eric Decker really opens things up for Thomas. Plus, he'll have an increased knowledge of the offense. Many think he could be in store for a 1,000-yard season. Clearly, Thomas is one of three stud TEs on the board when drafts come around this summer and we have him projected at over 900 yards and 11 TDs. His ADP is the late third round and he could be a nice pick at a position that is deep, but top-heavy.