Broncos Agree to Terms With 1st Round WR Demaryius Thomas

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with first-round wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reports the deal is worth $12.155 million, with a maximum value of $15.5 million.

A three-year starter at Georgia Tech, the 6-3, 224-pound Thomas caught 120 passes for 2,339 yards and 15 touchdowns during his career. Thomas’ 25.1-yards per catch average last season were an ACC record, helping Thomas earn first-team All-ACC honors after the season.

Despite coming off a broken foot, Thomas was regarded as the top receiver in the 2010 NFL Draft, even ahead of the more ballyhooed Dez Bryant. Bryant is a big, strong receiver with outstanding hands, though there are questions about his speed and route-running ability.

Thomas likely needs time to refine his game, though he’ll likely be successful in a Josh McDaniels’ offense that uses a lot of quick screens. Thomas is projected to start opposite Eddie Royal, and along with 2010 third-round pick Eric Decker, give Broncos quarterbacks a couple of big targets to throw to after the trade of Brandon Marshall

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