April 20, 2008

Video: Devin Thomas talks upcoming NFL Draft

EAST LANSING - Michigan State has had a rich tradition of putting wide receivers into the NFL and a rich tradition of having receivers taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Canton (Mich.) High School's Devin Thomas is hoping to become the sixth wide receiver in Michigan State history be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft joining the likes of Plaxico Burress, Charles Rogers, Gene Washington, Andre Rison, and Mark Ingram.

SpartanMag.com caught up with Thomas at this year's Green and White Game where he was on hand to watch the next generation of Michigan State receivers making a bid for the position of "go-to" receiver that was vacated when Thomas announced he would go pro a year early.

After watching Mark Dell, B.J. Cunningham, and Chris D. Rucker combine for 400 yards receiving during Michigan State's Green and White Game, Thomas is certain that the Spartans will be able replace his production.

"We have a good nucleus of receivers," said Thomas. "Somebody is really going to emerge as that guy or it is going to be a collective effort so I am not worried about it."

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