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Thomas and Kelly Look to Fit into Roles in the Offense


A couple of young Redskin wide outs are looking to have big impacts once the 2008 season kicks off.  Those two WR’s are draft picks Devin Thomas and Malcom Kelly, both of whom landed in the Skins lap over the weekend at the NFL Draft.  New coach Jim Zorn wants to run plenty of 3 and 4 wide out sets, and Thomas and Kelly are going to have plenty of balls thrown their way from QB Jason Campbell.  What happens from there is anyones guess.

“We’re all coming in together,” said Kelly a news conferences. “We were all kind of the guy at our universities, now we’re all kind of pups again, and we know where we stand. We know we have to come in here and compete and push each other. We’re going to push each other to get better. Definitely.”

Many felt there was no way that the team would be able to get both Thomas and Kelly, but with the lack of wide outs taken early, the team was able to do enough to make sure both players landed in the Nations Capital.  Now the question will be which one shines and fits in better overall with the team.  Whatever the case may be, Zorn likes the look of the team with his new toys.

“It gives us a tremendous amount of flexibility,” Zorn said. “It gives us depth, and if we do have somebody that gets nicked up, we won’t lose anything with the firepower that we can put on the field.  I’m excited about the ability to change personnel groups, that’s what I think I’m most excited about, because that’s what aids this particular style of offense — personnel groups and changing them. We’ll be able to utilize certain guys for certain situations.”

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