Jamari Thrash watch: Former Troup wide receiver could be picked Friday in NFL Draft

Published 3:29 pm Friday, April 26, 2024

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Many eyes in Troup County will be watching the NFL Draft on Friday and Saturday to see if Troup alum Jamari Thrash hears his name called. Rounds 2-3 are set to start on Friday night, starting at 7 p.m. 

ESPN has Thrash ranked as the 140th overall prospect and has a 4/5th round grade.

Thrash spent just one season in Louisville, and it was a memorable one, despite the wideout dealing with a couple of nagging injuries. In his lone season with the Cardinals, Thrash caught 63 passes for 858 yards and had seven total touchdowns. He had his best game of the season with four receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown in the 21-14 win over Indiana. His 85-yard catch in that game was the second-longest pass play in the ACC this season, one yard behind the league leader.

Thrash was also named to the All-ACC second team, a year after making the All-Sun Belt first team in his final season with Georgia State. 

It was a steady rise from Thrash during his time at Georgia State. He looked anything but an NFL prospect during his freshman year but left the school as one of the most accomplished players in program history. Thrash played in just three games, catching two passes for 17 yards as a true freshman. He became more involved as a redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomore, but his junior year was special. Thrash caught 61 passes for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns which was more receptions, yards and touchdowns than in his first three seasons combined.

Before taking his talents to Atlanta and Louisville, Thrash made his name in the blue and gold of Troup High until graduating in 2019. During his time as a Tiger, Thrash had 134 receptions for 2,839 yards and 31 touchdowns. Thrash earned first-team all-state honors in Class AAAA from both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sportswriters Association.