Is it possible that the Redskins forgo taking a defensive tackle or other position at 21 overall and instead go with a big-bodied, fast wide receiver? Jason Cole reports that the Redskins are intrigued with Thomas' size - 6'3", 212 pounds - and speed - he reportedly ran "in the low 4.3s" at Ohio State's pro day, an improvement from a 4.57 at the Combine. Washington's scouts are also impressed with his competitiveness and love of football, which they believe separate him from this draft's other top receiving prospects like Laquon Treadwell, Corey Coleman, and Josh Doctson.
One of Thomas' pro comparisons in Michael Crabtree, who was drafted 10th overall by Scot McCloughan's 49ers in the 2009 Draft. Check out Thomas' measurables, tweets, and videos embedded below.
Impressive stop - start speed from OSU WR Michael Thomas https://t.co/2LtbROTeFa— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) December 29, 2015
Watching WR OSU Michael Thomas.. Getting the best of one of best CBs in country Kendall Fuller all game long https://t.co/B1I2bc8n3R— Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) November 26, 2015
Michael Thomas can be OSU's deep threat this season. Toe tapping TD. https://t.co/6a0Mnsu86E— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) September 19, 2015
Via @TonyPauline, Pats have a workout scheduled with Ohio State WR Michael Thomas. Ran sub-4.4 40 at today's pro day (4.57 at combine).— Adam Jones (@adamjones985) March 11, 2016
Have heard of #Redskins interest in WR Michael Thomas before. Pointing out "interest" doesn't mean he's the only option.— Paul Conner (@P_ConnerJr) March 17, 2016