Photo of Tom Compton
Grade
68.2 ?
  • 5.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 314LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Compton has started four straight seasons at tackle for South Dakota, and possesses NFL-caliber size for the position while possessing good athleticism as well. He is somewhat of an unknown coming from a smaller school, but he has shown the efficiency, smarts, and athletic ability to survive at the next level. He could be selected as high as the fourth round.

Analysis

Strengths

Compton is quick off the ball and can use angles to effectively get upfield on linebackers. He can position and does a good job of not letting his man get behind him. He can get around the line to the second level effortlessly when pulling, and has a technically sound pass set which displays his perfect footwork.

Weaknesses

Compton has limited experience against top-level competition (though he has faced Minnesota and Wisconsin in recent seasons) and could have a learning phase early on. He is a good run blocker but is far from explosive; more of a gentle mover and sustainer than a dominating force. As a pass blocker he punches his hands but can get slightly off balance at times.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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