Devin Thomas’ career in Washington never panned out. In two seasons he caught just 40 passes for 445 yards and three touchdowns, not exactly what the Redskins were hoping for when they drafted Thomas 34th overall in the 2008 draft.
But things are panning out now. As CBS writer David Elfin points out, of the 16 top-40 players chosen by the Redskins in the NFL Draft over the past 15 years, Thomas is the first one who will have played in a Super Bowl. And he played a big hand in the Giants getting there:
What’s more, although he caught just three passes this season, Thomas played an important role in the Giants’ surprising run to the title game against the New England Patriots. New York edged host San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game thanks in part to Thomas, who recovered a pair of 49ers fumbled punts in the second half to set up the go-ahead touchdown and the winning field goal.
Thomas is also getting some love from ESPN New York, which ran this piece on Thomas.