One foot injury is all it takes to keep a good man down -- at least that's true in the case of new Broncos wide receiver
And as if the foot isn't bad enough, Thomas has been a pro for less than two months and already he's had to deal with respect issues. Despite being the first wideout selected (No. 22), everyone anointed
If he lacks respect, at least the 6-foot-3, 224-pound Georgia Tech standout will have opportunity. The Broncos are in the market for a new No. 1 wide receiver, and most believe the team will try to thrust that role on Thomas as soon as he appears ready to handle it.
Nicks was also part of a rebuilt receiving corps in New York last season and managed to come out of his rookie season with some positive selling points (two 100-yard games, six touchdowns). Thomas could match Nicks' success, and a catch total of between 40 to 50 is also a reasonable expectation for Denver's top choice.