Washington’s 4th-round draft pick Phillip Thomas will miss the entirety of his rookie season after suffering a Lisfranc injury during the Redskins’ first preseason game against the Titans on Thursday.
Cornerback David Amerson and safeties Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo, three of the first six players chosen by the Redskins in last month’s NFL draft, understand why they’re wearing burgundy and gold.
Mike Shanahan: ‘Usually the teams that excel in turnovers, they win championships. If it’s not Super Bowls, it’s getting into the playoffs. That will always be an emphasis [for us]. These guys have come up with a lot of turnovers, [which is] one of the reasons [why] they were drafted where they were.’
The Washington Redskins used the NFL draft to pick off a couple a ball hawks, selecting the last two players to lead major college football in interceptions.
Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas says ‘it’s crazy’ how similar the Washington Redskins scheme is to the one he ran in college. It’s ‘exactly the same’ in his eyes.