Don’t get on Michael Thomas’ bad side.
NFL Media’s Mike Mayock is known as one of the country’s best draft analysts. But he’s human, so he misses from time to time after the annual NFL draft noise ends. On Wednesday, Thomas, a former Ohio State wide receiver and current New Orleans Saints player, was reminded of Mayock’s misread on the wide receiver talent in the 2016 NFL Draft. Thomas, who went 47th overall in that draft, took it as well as you might expect.
Check out the sequence of tweets below, which references former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (23rd overall) and the other four wide receivers taken before Thomas in the 2016 NFL Draft: Baylor’s Corey Coleman (15th), Notre Dame’s Will Fuller (21st), TCU’s Josh Doctson (22nd) and Oklahoma’s Sterling Shepard (40th).
Hey, Thomas has earned the right to boast about his play.
In a short time, the former Buckeyes player has established himself as a dynamic target for Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Thomas has 2,382 yards receiving with 14 touchdowns for his career. Last season, he totaled 1,245 yards receiving with 5 touchdowns as New Orleans made an appearance in the NFL’s divisional round.
Treadwell’s production, meanwhile, pales in comparison. He has just 215 yards receiving for the Minnesota Vikings. All but 15 of those yards came last season. Coleman (718 career receiving yards), Fuller (1,058), Doctson (568) and Shepard (1,414) haven’t fared much better.
When you’re correct, you’re correct. And Thomas has earned the right to keep talking.