Worth the wait for Thomas

For a while today, it looked like USC cornerback Terrell Thomas was going to have to wait until Sunday to hear his name called in the NFL Draft. For the Rancho Cucamonga graduate, a three-year starter with the Trojans, it was almost too much to stomach.
“There were guys out there getting picked that I know I’m better than,” Thomas said. “Sometimes people put too much stock into a combine workout or injury history instead of game tape. If they watch the game tape, they’ll see I’m good.”
The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants liked Thomas’ tapes enough, as they made him the final selection of the second round Saturday – therefore, the final selection of the day. So Thomas can sleep tonight not having to worry about his fate.
As for the Giants, they have themselves a physical cornerback who at 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, could possibly move to safety at some point of his NFL career. At this point though, Thomas gives the Giants a third cover guy to go along with recent high draft picks Corey Webster and Aaron Ross. In a division with Tony Romo and Terrell Owens, that can’t be bad.

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