Oct 19, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas (5) runs the ball past Syracuse Orange cornerback Julian Whigham (21) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech won 56-0. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
The slight edge here would have to go to Justin Thomas. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds. When you transfer his speed to the football field, along with his quickness and elusiveness, there can be multiple games with lengthy runs by him.
Another thing that Thomas has is quickness, which makes him very elusive. Justin has quick feet and is a tough runner who is hard to tackle when straight-on. He can be very slippery as he runs and he reaches top speed rapidly.
We all know that Justin is faster than Matthew (4.6 sec. 40-yard dash time), but for a guy who is listed at 6’2” tall and 215 lbs, that type of speed will make it even more difficult to bring him down, even in the pocket. His strength is evident as he runs the ball. He runs with authority and shows he has the ability to break tackles and run over the defense if he chooses to keep the ball and run it.