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Compton Adjusts To Balmy D.C. Weather

Posted by Andrew Walker on May 9, 2012 – 3:15 pm


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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3 Responses to “Compton Adjusts To Balmy D.C. Weather”

  1. By ALLinSKINS on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    I hope this guy can come in and compete. We don’t need the overated at line. We need the overachiever ready to push like the “Hogs” of old that were a collection of unheralded players that made a great unit. Stay thrifty …….

  2. By blackqbwhiterb on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    Well said, AllinSkins…I was very skeptical before this draft about what Allen and Shanahan would do with the picks they had. I must say I am THRILLED with the choices they made. The line has been the biggest issue on this team for years. You build a dominant O-Line, the QB isn’t running for his life. The running game works. You keep the defense off the field, so they play better. You control the clock. In short, you build a dominant O-Line and you will win football games.HAIL

  3. By jdc on May 10, 2012 | Reply

    I like the Compton pick a lot. He is a perfect fit for their scheme and has the ability to play both sides. Saw several of his games at USD and was impressed. The combine showed that his film wasn’t a fluke, he’s a natural athlete with solid skills. think he will be around for a long time. LeRibeus, Gettis, and Compton all look like keepers.

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