Thomas will get hurt Mike Gillislee will take over and never look back.
I think you're right. We'll probably see Thomas in short yardage situations and near the goal line until Gilleslee proves reliable for us.
Thomas had a lot of potential coming out of college:
Thomas the combination of size, strength, burst and vision to become a solid NFL starting running back. A lot of his production comes in-between the tackles, picking his lanes, bursting through the hole, staying behind his pads and finishing runs by falling forward for additional yardage. Good in short yardage and goal line situations. Has enough agility to shake some defenders, get the corner and get upfield but isn't a true home-run threat. Does a very good job in pass protection but may never become a difference-making pass-catching option at the next level. Thomas carries a second round grade and could contribute immediately.http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/ ... id=2495241