|Terrell Thomas returns his first career interception against the Arizona Cardinals. Thomas appears to have a bright future as a member of the Giants' secondary.|
Let's continue our 2008 Giants draft retrospective today with a look at Terrell Thomas, the USC cornerback who was somewhat of a surprise pick in the 2nd round.
Thomas came out of college with the reputation of being a big, physical corner who excelled at the physical press coverage the Giants like. He also had a reputation for being somewhat injury-prone.
As a rookie, he showed all of that. He started slowly, missing four games with an injury. When he got healthy, he showed excellent athleticism on special teams and eventually became part of the defensive backfield rotation.
Thomas is a sure tackler, a weapon as a blitzer off the edge and showed the potential to become a good cover corner.
Provided he stays healthy, Thomas should join Aaron Ross and Corey Webster to give the Giants an excellent trio or cornerbacks for several seasons to come.
Rookie Season Grade: C+
#24 / Cornerback / New York Giants
Jan 08, 1985
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