Saturday, April 26, 2008

Redskins bolster receiving corps with draft

After trading down from the 21st position, the Washington Redskins selected Devin Thomas, who was the first wide receiver taken in the 2008 NFL draft as the 34th player, overall, which was the third pick of the second round. Thomas, 6-1, 218, played just one year at Michigan State, after transferring there from the junior college ranks.

Washington drafted two other pass-catchers with its other second-round picks, which were both acquired from Atlanta in the trade. Fred Davis, a tight end from Southern Cal, 6-3, 247, was the 48th player tapped; Malcolm Kelly, a wide receiver from Oklahoma, 6-3, 219, was the 51st draft pick.

Later on SportsCenter, in summing up the first two rounds, ESPN's creepy draft guru Mel Kiper declared the Redskins the winner of Day One’s drafting maneuvers. Tomorrow afternoon rounds three through seven will take place.

Casey Husband at writes about Thomas:
The rise that Devin Thomas has made in the past year or so has been described as "meteoric." As we now know, Thomas didn't develop into a first-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. In fact, no wide receiver did. But Thomas, selected by the Redskins early Saturday evening with the 34th overall pick, is regarded as a promising player who showed dramatic improvement throughout his college career at Michigan State.
Click here to read rest of his article.

Update: For info on Day Two click here.

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