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Panthers Take Shaq Thompson in Draft's First Round

Despite occupying the NFC South throne for the past two seasons, the Carolina Panthers entered Thursday night with a handful of needs. General manager Dave Gettleman and his front office could have selected an offensive lineman, wide receiver, cornerback or defensive end to help fill a gap. Instead, they opted for a swiss army knife. With the 25th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft...
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Carolina Panthers select linebacker Shaq Thompson

The Carolina Panthers have two incredibly strong linebackers in Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis but there was always the possibility of upgrading the third position and providing insurance for Davis. With the 25th pick in the NFL draft, the Panthers attempted to do exactly that. They selected linebacker Shaq Thompson from the University of Washington. The Panthers obviously think...
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Panthers select Washington LB Thompson with 1st round pick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have selected versatile linebacker Shaq Thompson from Washington with the No. 25 overall pick in the NFL draft. The 6-foot, 228-pound Thompson was the winner of the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation's most versatile player. He scored six touchdowns in 2014 - four on defense and two as a running back. He even started at tailback against...
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Shaq Thompson Taken No. 25 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Washington outside linebacker Shaq Thompson was taken at No. 25 overall by the Carolina Panthers in this year’s NFL Draft. He’s the third player from Washington taken in the first round.  With the 25th pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft, the @Panthers select @ShaqThompson_7, LB, Washington. #ProDawgs — UW Football (@UW_Football) May 1, 2015 Thompson...
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Grading the Carolina Panthers 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Shaq Thompson LB/S, Washington Initial Reaction: Panthers jump all over the tweaner athlete. Thompson doesn’t really have a true position as of yet but where ever he plays he will be fun to watch.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be?Grade for this pick?     The post Grading the Carolina...
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See who the experts are now saying will be the Carolina Panthers first round pick claims, “Shaq Thompson told the media that he has received the most interest from the Panthers. That could mean nothing – or it could mean everything. Carolina’s biggest needs are at receiver and tackle, but the team could select the top prospect available to fill a lesser hole. The Panthers definitely need to find a third linebacker (or a strong safety)...
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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...
February 21, 2015  |  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...
February 21, 2015  |  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

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