Matt Waldman and Mark Schofield examine the tape of Kanas State QB Skylar Thompson a legitimate QB prospect not associated with the top names of this class, but should he be?
As I shared recently, Skylar Thompson is a legitimate talent. What I didn’t share is that I think his talent belongs in the same tier as the top passers in this class, but he won’t be drafted there. In this week’s RSP Film Room, Mark Schofield and I examine Thompson’s game from a sample that includes three different years of performances as well as discuss thoughts we’ve gleaned from those behind the scenes in the football world.
Thompson is a savvy and tough pocket manager with the mobility and creativity to keep plays on-script as well as generate big ones off it. Although there are decision-making errors that we show, you’ll also notice that most of his flaws are about estimating his own abilities as opposed to not understanding what’s happening in front of him. In fact, he routinely demonstrates an awareness and logic—especially in the red zone that belies his years.
There are a lot of good NFL players with qualities that Thompson has in common. We discuss those aspirational comparisons as well as what events could happen during the NFL Draft that could help or hurt Thompson’s cause as a likely Day Three selection.
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