Going out for a drive in a South Dakota winter isn’t exactly the easiest thing in the world.
Just ask Redskins offensive lineman Tom Compton, the 193rd pick (sixth round) in this year’s NFL Draft.
Compton recently caught up with ESPN 980 and talked about, among other things, the blistering cold winters in South Dakota, where he attended college for five years.
The 6-foot-5, 314-pound Compton said the coldest temperature he could remember while at the University of South Dakota was -20 degrees.
“We had pretty nasty (winters). … You won’t really be able to drive much when it’s that cold. The best thing to do is stay inside. Yeah, you’ve got to walk everywhere when it’s that bad.”
Fortunately for Compton and the rest of his Coyotes teammates, South Dakota plays its home games in a dome.
Compton probably doesn’t notice much of a difference in the early Spring here at Redskins Park. The high today in Vermillion, S.D., is 70 degrees.
Today’s high here in Ashburn, Va.? Seventy-five degrees.
For those of you unfamiliar with Compton, he appears to be a very hard-working lineman ideal for the team’s zone blocking scheme. He was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press his senior season and is a two-time PhilSteele.com All-American.
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