04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 6/193 -- Tom Compton, OT 6-5, 314, South Dakota...With left tackle Trent Williams a failed drug test from a year-long suspension and right tackle Jammal Brown having struggled with an ailing hip, the Redskins drafted Compton, who started two seasons at right tackle and two at left tackle in college. - The Sports Xchange
Knee surgery his senior year in high school senior caused recruiters to scatter. Compton's toughness and aggression were back soo, and he was an All-American in 2011. Compton lacks the athleticism to remain at the blindside in the NFL but offensive line coaches will love his power and grit as a possible right tackle or guard.
Positives: Looks the part with a naturally large frame with a relatively trim middle. Best asset is his strength and disposition as a run blocker. Gives a strong initial punch. Plays with good leverage, bends at the knees and sees what he's hitting, showing the ability to roll his hips into the defender and drive him off the line of scrimmage. Physical and nasty. Has long arms (33 7/8 inches) and strong hands in pass protection. At least adequate lateral agility to mirror. Good practice week at East-West Shrine Game. Two-time captain.
Negatives: Will struggle protecting the edge against NFL-caliber speed. Dominated FCS with size and strength and has average overall lateral agility. Oversteps on his kick-side, allowing too wide of a lane back inside for pass rushers able to re-direct quickly. Has more power than quickness, struggles to re-direct and hit the moving target. Lunges too often, leading to flailing missed blocks.