It’s rare that a player is looked at as both a center and an offensive tackle, but that’s the position Thomas is in this offseason. The 6-foot-6, 328-pound former high school center worked primarily at tackle in 2014, appearing in 11 games with five starts. He definitely struggled at times and also dealt with an ankle injury last year. But he gained valuable experience in the process. What next? It’s a big offseason for him. The Vols could use him to push Mack Crowder at center, or throw him in the open competition at offensive tackle. He’s big and athletic enough to have some kind of role on the offensive line.