"When you play in the NFC East, you are going against three wide receivers. Go look at Dallas, look at the Eagles, they have all three wide receivers."Thomas is, of course, referring to first round pick Prince Amukamara. In an article by Ohm Youngmisuk's of ESPN New York, Thomas lauded the pick of Amukamara, even if it could have consequences on his own playing time.
"Prince will give us a lot more depth, Aaron having another healthy year, getting Bruce Johnson back, Michael Coe came on very strong,” Thomas said. “I think we are going to be a pretty good defense."
"When you get a top-10 pick that falls to 19, I think it is a great pick,” Thomas said. “The Giants draft on talent, that is why I am here. People thought, what the hell are they drafting a corner in the second round when they got Aaron last year, won the Super Bowl and have five corners already. They know what they are doing and a lot of players trust them, the front office, so we are happy with our draft picks."Thomas is saying all of the right things and remaining positive, even while many are predicting that the selection of Amukamara could eventually lead to Thomas becoming a part time player. But Thomas doesn't see it that way.
"It actually helps me out, because now hopefully I can move back into the slot and I’ll be able to be utilized a little bit different back to my rookie and sophomore year,” said Thomas, who led the Giants with 101 tackles and five interceptions last year. “I love playing in the slot."Thomas comes off as a smart guy, and he's clearly not a me-first player. He is taking the road of 'team player' when he could have easily pouted about the selection of a cornerback in the first round. Thomas knows he is a talented defender that the Giants need to be successful this year and in the near future.