Second year wideout Devin Thomas was the subject of many an optimistic offseason profile, and it looked like the much-hyped Michigan State product was poised to fill their receiver hole opposite Santana Moss.
But as so often happens, a flowery offseason story started to dry up when live tackling started.
Malcolm Kelly, a fellow second-round pick with major injury issues, has reportedly passed Devin Thomas with his preseason play. The Washington Post even hints that seventh-round rookie Marko Mitchell could pass Thomas if he keeps up his impressive play.
The Redskins have a lot invested in Thomas, so that’s hard to imagine. But it’s not a great sign that Thomas is struggling to make a big impact in training camp. There are a lot of people in Washington just waiting to shower praise on Thomas and give him playing time.
Thomas just has to give them a reason to do it.