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Eagles 2015 Draft Prospect: Washington Outside Linebacker Shaq Thompson

Shaq Thompson is a very interesting player. He’s a jack of all trades. At Washington, he played linebacker, safety, and even some running back. He’s a very versatile player and will be a guy that all teams look at to see how they could potentially use him. Thompson measures in at 6-0 and 228 pounds. His sizes puts him in the wheelhouse for both a safety and a linebacker. At the...

Washington's Do-It-All Shaq Thompson Ready to Play Linebacker in the NFL

It's tough enough for a football player to hone his craft at just one position. The University of Washington's Shaq Thompson took on three. The 6-foot, 228-pound California native was
Via Stack
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Why the Saints should draft LB Shaq Thompson in Round 1

I have been on a little bit of a personal crusade as of late to build hype for the Saints to draft Shaq Thompson, the versatile linebacker out of Washington.  So as to re-establish my sanity I want to explain why I would not only be happy if the Saints got him… but I just might prefer it. I don’t actually think it is a for sure thing that he will make it to 13, but assuming...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Thompson: Jokes about baseball career motivate me

INDIANAPOLIS — Shaq Thompson was not a good minor league baseball player. Fortunately for him, he’s exceptional at football. The Washington linebacker was drafted in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox. He went 0 for 39 with 37 strikeouts with the GCL Red Sox before hanging up his baseball spikes and trading them in for purple football cleats. “I remember...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaq Thompson disagrees with evaluators over his position

INDIANAPOLIS — Shaq Thompson says he’s a linebacker, but NFL teams don’t seem so sure. The versatile NFL draft prospect played linebacker, safety, running back, nickel cornerback and even punt and kick returner during his three years at Washington. At 6-foot, 228 pounds, teams are torn between projecting him at linebacker and safety at the pro level. An AFC scout says...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Shaq Thompson be in Play for the Falcons?

In a perfect world, the Atlanta Falcons draft an edge rusher with the eighth overall pick in the draft. Let’s say, however, that each of the top four edge rushers are somehow gone by the time Thomas Dimitroff and the Falcons are on the clock this April. What do they do then? The most logical answer would be to trade down and collect more picks. And while I do think this is the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington football: Previewing the Illini

Two weeks into the season and Washington football is 2-0. Just don’t tell that to a Husky fan. After each game Husky fans have been left with a sense of defeat. Squeaking out a one point victory over Hawaii and a seven point win over EWU can have that affect. Now the Huskies face their first opponent from a power five conference when they match up with the Fighting Illini of Illinois...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Expectations for Petersen and Washington football

New Washington football coach Chris Petersen being introduced to the University of Washington (credit Spring is over which means it’s as good a time as ever to start looking ahead to next season. When Chris Petersen took over as head coach of the Washington football team he inherited a roster full of depth and talent, as well as some question marks. He also...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Huskies unveil new uniforms

Today Nike released a new batch of updated uniforms for the University of Washington football team. Like many of the new uniforms coming from Nike these days, they are sure to resonate with the younger demographic while cause grumbling among the older fan base. The new uniforms feature three different helmets, three jerseys, and four pants with which the dawgs can mix and match to...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies Football spring preview: Defense

On Wednesday I previewed the offense. If you missed the preview for the offense, visit our Washington Football page. For the defense I will pick up right where I left off. Shaq Thomson LB How can anyone talk about the husky football team and not mention Shaq Thompson? When Steve Sarkisian and company stole Thompson from Cal in 2012, he landed one of the most talented athletes in...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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