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Getting To Know the 2013 Washington Redskins: Phillip Thomas

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A look back at the 2012 season for Fresno State Safety Phillip Thomas and what to expect in 2013 with the Redskins.

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Phillip Thomas, 6’0", 208 lbs

Fresno State, Strong Safety

Rookie

@Phil_Me16

Key Career Stats

- Unanimous All-American (2012)

College Stats: 15 Passes Defended, 6 Forced Fumbles, 13 Interceptions

2012 Stats: 5 Passes Defended, 4 Forced Fumbles, 8 Interceptions

2012 Highlight: On his college highlight reels, Thomas looks like he is no stranger to pass coverage and he managed to come away with 8 interceptions during his senior season. Below is his college highlight reel so you can get a sneak peak at this new Redskin.

What is coming in 2013: Phillip Thomas is projected to compete for the starting strong safety job and can make an impact if Brandon Meriweather continues to struggle with injury problems. Thomas will also have to compete with Jordan Pugh and Reed Doughty for the starting position. While I would love to have a new strong safety week 1, rookie defensive backs can struggle and I believe that Thomas will get some snaps in certain defensive packages. My hope is that Thomas can develop into a starting strong safety over time, since DeJon Gomes has struggled at the position and since he is questionable to even make the 2013 roster.

Ultimate Phillip Thomas Highlights (NFL Draft 2013 - 119th Pick // Washington Redskins) (via TheVikingsworld2011)