Rookie Michael Thomas' one-handed catches getting him the spotlight

Rookie Michael Thomas' one-handed catches getting him the spotlight

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WVUE) - This past Friday, Michael Thomas made a one-handed catch for a score. A few days later it's still the talk of camp. 

"I feel like when the ball is in the air, covered or not, I trust my ball skills who's ever covering me," said Michael Thomas.

One of the biggest stars for the Saints less than a week into camp is no doubt Michael Thomas. It seems like every day he makes one eye-popping catch. The former Buckeye acknowledges he's having a strong performance in West Virginia, but still there's a whole lot of camping to go.

"I feel like I can get better every day. Take good notes, watch film, ask questions. Talk to guys like Cooks, talk to Drew. I feel like I can still develop. I can't give myself a grade," said Thomas.

The former second round pick is expected to contribute right away in the regular season, especially with a wide-open wide receiving crew. 

"Each day, it seems like he's making a play or two. He's got that passion that you're looking for," said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. "You get the sense he really enjoys being out here and competing. It's what you saw on his college tape, his practice tape and his game tape. So it's good to see because with every one of these guys that you draft, you see something that you really like, and you're hoping that you begin to see it early. Certainly with him, he's made some plays. He's got a lot of work to do still, but he's eager to please, and he has been encouraging when you see him in traffic."

Thomas might only be a rookie, but he's handling himself like a veteran at Saints camp. After a false start, Thomas punished himself by running, none of those coaches told him to do it.

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