Photo of Tom Compton
Drafted By: Redskins

Combine Results

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  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: The Redskins continue to loads up on offensive tackles with the addition of Compton. He will battle a host of youngsters and veterans for one of the final spots on the roster.

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 314LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands


Compton started four straight seasons at tackle for South Dakota, and possesses NFL-caliber size and good athleticism. 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.



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 keeping his man in front of him. He can get around the line to the second level effortlessly when pulling, and has a technically sound pass set, which shows his perfect footwork.


Compton has limited experience against top-level competition (though he has faced Minnesota and Wisconsin in recent seasons) and could face an early learning curve. He is a good run-blocker but is far from explosive; he is 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.
Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.