Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 5/28/13
Color me as disappointed Ron Thompson could be switching to defense. The Post-Standard ran a piece saying Sugar Bear is getting a look at defensive end. I realize there are depth issues along the front seven for the Orange. It’s nice that Thompson played well on defense back in high school. But the reason he was a 4-star recruit out of high school was for his soft pass catching ability, and his size/speed combination. He’s a matchup nightmare for defensive backs. Who’s big enough to bring him down, yet fast enough to stay with him? In April I wrote about how unfortunate it was he wasn’t going to play in the Spring Game. He was returning off hip surgery, so I understand why SU wants to be careful with him. But the matchup problem Thompson presents would be an enormous advantage for this offense. Look at just a handful of highlights from a football camp he participated in. His burst off the line separates him from corners. His size allows him to fight through every defensive back for...
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