New Orleans Saints play of the day: August 18, 2016

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Aug 11, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) catches the ball past New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (22) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) catches the ball past New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (22) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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New Orleans Saints play of the day for Thursday, August 18, 2016.

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Saints second-round draft pick, Michael Thomas, has by far been the star of training camp this year. Whether it’s due to a spectacular catch, or losing the defender with his crisp route running, the rookie always seems to end up in the limelight.

Today at practice, he reeled in a beautiful one-handed catch over Houston Texans’ cornerback, Charles James III.

Josh Katzenstein of NOLAnews caught the catch on camera, as seen in his tweet below:

Mike Thomas sure does live up to his twitter handle (@Cantguardmike).

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller had Michael Thomas as his number one rated wide receiver in the 2016 NFL Draft.

In his first preseason game in the pro ranks, Thomas recorded four catches for 67 yards, which included a pair of highly contested grabs. As soon as he came down with one of the catches, the camera cut to head coach Sean Payton on the sidelines, where he was seen cheesing like a kid on Christmas morning. It was like, in this very moment, he knew that he did the right thing by drafting this guy.

Due to the pathetic play of the defense the year prior, a lot of fans and media criticized the Saints for taking Thomas in the Second-round. Many thought the Saints should have drafted straight defense, but you don’t hear much from those fans or media members these days.

After showing so much potential in training camp, and in his first preseason game, it’s hard not to believe that Michael Thomas is destined for a successful NFL career.

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