- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 27, 2008

Devin Thomas

Second round, No. 34

School: Michigan State

Position: Receiver

Size: 6-2, 218

Skinny: Thomas started just one season of Division I football, but he made the most of it with 79 catches for 1,260 yards and eight touchdowns at Michigan State. Thomas, who played his first college season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Junior College, figured to go No. 11 to Buffalo, so the Redskins were fortunate that he was there after they had traded down from No. 21 to No. 34. Thomas is expected to be the big receiver the Redskins have lacked for years. He’s another Drew Rosenhaus client.

Fred Davis

Second round, No. 48

School: Southern Cal

Position: Tight end

Size: 6-4, 247

Skinny: While Thomas made a lot of sense, Davis was a surprising choice because the Redskins have a 25-year-old Pro Bowl tight end in Chris Cooley. Davis set USC’s career record at the position with 117 catches. Maybe he’ll succeed 32-year-old Mike Sellers, a former tight end, at fullback.

Malcolm Kelly

Second round, No. 51

School: Oklahoma

Position: Receiver

Size: 6-4, 219

Skinny: Kelly could’ve gone to the Redskins at No. 21 so they were thrilled that he was still there at No. 51, giving them a second big wideout. Kelly’s stock dropped when he ran relatively slow 40-yard dashes and complained afterwards, but he had big years as a junior and a senior, totaling 111 catches, 1,814 yards and 19 touchdowns.

David Elfin

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