Exit, Reggie Walker…enter Shaq Thompson?

Walker was a versatile linebacker for the San Diego Chargers who lined up inside, outside and on special teams. He
signed with the Denver Broncos in the offseason. There’s always a need for another defender. Could Thompson fit the bill?


Height: 6’0″
Weight: 228 pounds
40 yard Dash: 4.64 seconds


Thompson was a triple threat player at the University of Washington. As a defender, the former Huskie compiled 81 tackles and four takeaways (all returned for scores). He is aggressive, agile and instinctive. His vision and ability to read action quickly make him effective as a blitzer, even though he is not an explosive hitter. Offensively, Thompson toted the ball 61 times for 456 yards and two touchdowns.


Shaq Thompson received the Paul Hornung Trophy for being the most versatile player in the nation in 2014. Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano, who likes to mix up his schemes, could use Thompson in a hybrid linebacker-safety role. No matter where he lines up, he will be fun to watch.

What are your thoughts on Thompson trotting out onto the field in lightning bolts? Share your comments, please, and thanks for reading!


Cheryl White

One Response to Draft Profile: Shaq Thompson

  • Arnie says:

    I don’t get hung up on draftees, in my book they have a 50/50 shot at working out. So fo a lack of a better term, I like him an he looks like a good pick. He fits TT check list.

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