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Thompson Adds All-Purpose Threat

Posted by Chris Herting on April 27, 2013 – 3:28 pm


In the fifth round (154th overall), the Washington Redskins selected running back Chris Thompson out of Florida State.

Over the course of his collegiate career at Florida State, Thompson displayed quickness and versatility. Despite suffering a few injury setbacks, he offers a great runner/receiver combination out of the backfield.

Thompson was considered as one of the top all-purpose players in the country coming out of High School and if he can stay healthy, the Redskins may have just found a great dual threat to compliment Rookie of the Year candidate, Alfred Morris.

In eight games as a senior in 2012, Thompson rushed the ball 91 times for 687 yards (7.5 average) and 5 touchdowns.

Let’s take a deeper look at the former Florida State Seminole who will now take the field with the Washington Redskins.

According to his NFL.com profile, Thompson has big play potential and, when healthy, can make tacklers miss with ease.

“Dangerous runner/receiver combination in the backfield able to make the big play. Comfortable behind a fullback in I-formation, follows off tackle the cuts back inside. Capable swing pass receiver, looks the catch into hands, and utilizes a quick move to make a tackler miss in space. Definitely at his bets in the open field. Makes things happen if untouched at the second level, open footwork and makes tacklers miss with nice burst. Very patient on screen passes but tends to drift to the sideline. If the lane is there, he is a very decisive runner. Gives good effort when attempting to pickup blitzer, dives at inside leg.”

Welcome to the Redskins, Chris!

Hail to the Redskins!

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12 Responses to “Thompson Adds All-Purpose Threat”

  1. By Jerry Morrell on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    I told Maurice that I would continue to offer up prayers for you and I will. Congratulations and good luck in your new career.

  2. By Hoseman26 on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    Im glad hes no longer a seminole. I thought he was one of the best home run hitter in college. I am glad to see him be on the team. He needs to stay healthy and homeruns will come.

  3. By MildBill on Apr 27, 2013 | Reply

    This kid looks like Royster-lite. Hopefully he can stay healthy!

  4. By BIG TY on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply


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