Michael Thomas ranked as No. 1 receiver by Washington Redskins

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Ohio State wide receiver Michael Thomas has been ranked as the No. 1 receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft Class by the Washington Redskins, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.

Cole cited Thomas’ 6-foot-3, 212 pound frame and his impressive speed as the qualities that Washington found most attractive, and it’s hard to argue with why Washington would want him on the roster. Though the team did make the postseason last year and won the NFC East, their leading receiver was tight end Jordan Reed. In terms of wide receivers, Washington relied on the streaky Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder, plus veteran DeSean Jackson who missed multiple weeks with a hamstring injury.

Enter Michael Thomas, who won a national championship with the Buckeyes in 2014 and left school with 113 receptions for 1,602 yards and 18 touchdowns. By drafting him, Washington would have someone with the potential to be their receiver of the future and also give quarterback Kirk Cousins further incentive to sign a long-term contract after next season.

A lot of this depends on what the big boards look like come Draft Day next month, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates on this story!

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