Much of the book on Dustin Thomas has yet to have been written. The only certainty about him is that he has big shoes to fill. I profiled Thomas back in March and I noted his obvious gifts and the fact that he has a huge leg up on the competition heading into fall practice. When I went to a practice last summer, I thought that he looked quite athletic and threw a very nice ball, a sentiment that I was able to back up in my two trips to practice this season.
By all accounts, Thomas is faster and more elusive than Chris Whitney, and has a stronger arm so if he has the ball security and intangibles of Whitney, then he can be every bit the weapon. Thomas is in a unique position as he has an unimpeded opportunity to hold the starting spot at Villanova for a full four years, making him a prime candidate to break some records provided that he stays healthy.