5. Phillip Thomas, SS – Thomas missed all of the 2013 season with a torn Lisfranc injury in his left foot. A lot was expected from Thomas as the Redskins needed as much quality depth as possible at the safety position last season, but Thomas was unable to contribute on the field.
The Redskins still need quality depth at safety in 2014, even though they have a lot of bodies there. But having a lot of bodies doesn’t necessarily translate into having the talent needed in order to make a difference at the position. With veterans Brandon Meriweather and Ryan Clark ahead of him, Thomas needs to start showing what the can do.
He needs to prove he can stay healthy, and when the gets his opportunities in preseason, Thomas must seize the moment and shine. Otherwise, the Redskins will be looking to continue to upgrade at safety next offseason.