One of the more dynamic players in Yellow Jackets history will go to the San Francisco 49ers rookie minicamp this coming week on a tryout basis. The deal was struck following the conclusion of the NFL draft Saturday. The 49ers will test him out as a wide receiver and return specialist, according to his representation, ESQ Agency.
Coincidentally, Thomas’ favorite target is on the 49ers’ roster, former Tech wide receiver DeAndre Smelter. After getting drafted in 2015, Smelter was out the entire season recovering from his torn ACL suffered late in the 2014 season. He then was on the 49ers’ practice squad before being signed to the active roster late in the 2016 season. Smelter actually gave Thomas some tutorials on wide receiver at Tech when he returned to Atlanta in the offseason.