Washington Redskin Receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas Have Much to Prove

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Published: April 19, 2009


... what did they do?

They drafted not one, but two wide receivers (and a tight end). 

The transition to the NFL for Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas, the two receivers taken, was not nearly as smooth as everyone had hoped. 
Kelly, the second receiver the 'Skins took, was the 51st overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Kelly is a tall presence standing at 6'4", he played in college at Oklahoma. In the time leading up to the draft Kelly was hampered with injuries, and when he made it to D.C. nothing had changed.
Kelly spent most of last year inactive, because he was too hurt to play (knee problems). The Redskins knew of his injury history and were advised not to draft him. But, of course, they defied logic and selected him. He doesn't have breakaway speed, an aspect that hurt his draft stock, but could potentially be the down-field threat the 'Skins need so desperately.
Thomas, the first receiver taken by the Redskins, was the 3...

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