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2015 NFL DRAFT

Tom Compton, OT

School: South Dakota  |  Conference: GWEST
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Rosemount, MN
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 314 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
139144-5
Latest News
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

04/26/2012 - When Tom Compton was in middle school, he approached his coach with a question. An offensive lineman since he started in RAAA, Compton thought maybe he could try something a little different. He thought maybe he could try running back. His coach didn't think that sounded like a very good idea. His coach was right. Sometime in the next few days, Compton's combination of size, speed and skill on the offensive line could land him a job in the National Football League. The 2007 Rosemount High School graduate was rated as the ninth best offensive tackle prospect at the NFL combine earlier this year. He had the eighth best vertical leap at his position and the fifth-best time in the 40-yard dash. He is currently projected as a fourth- or fifth round draft pick. "I've been talking to a lot of people, almost every team, I think," Compton said. "I had a visit with the Vikings. I had some private meetings at the combine with the Saints, the Texans and the Chargers. I've been talking to some o-line coaches from probably 10 different teams." "I definitely had a great time at South Dakota," said Compton, who would be the first Coyote taken in the NFL draft. "I spent five years here and I wouldn't take any day back. It's been a great experience, and I'm just ready to go to the next level." - Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages

03/22/2012 - The University of South Dakota hosted a NFL Scout Pro Day Thursday afternoon in the DakotaDome as approximately 15 seniors from local colleges showcased their skills in front of NFL scouts. The Coyotes had seniors Jeremy Blount (WR/Return Specialist, Tampa, Fla.), Marquis Butler (DB, Los Angeles, Calif.), Tom Compton (OL, Rosemount, Minn.), R.J. Polley (OL, Albert Lea, Minn.), Dion Price (Tampa, Fla.) and Dante Warren (QB, Arlington Heights, Ill.) all participate in front of approximately eight to 10 NFL teams. The field showed their skills in bench press, vertical, broad jump, 40-yard dash, pro agility, L-drill, 60-yard shuttle and at their respective position drills. Compton was one of over 300 student-athletes selected to the NFL Combine back in February in Indianapolis, Ind. There, he impressed the scouts as he finished 5.11 in the 40 which was fifth-best among offensive linemen beating out first round prospect and Parkston, S.D., native, Riley Reiff (5.23) who attended the University of Iowa. Compton also beat a number of Southeastern Conference and FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) student-athletes, too. He had the eighth-best vertical at 30.0 inches and a 9'0 broad jump which was third-best. His 3-cone drill also was eighth-best at 7.59 and his 20-yard shuttle was tied for sixth at 4.60. Compton earned Top Performer marks in the 40, vertical, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. Compton has a chance to be the first Coyote drafted in the current seven-round format. If drafted, he would become the first draftee since Chul Schwanke (RB) who was drafted in 1986 by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round. - South Dakota football

03/16/2012 - The University of South Dakota football team announced its annual pro day scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd beginning at 2 p.m. in the DakotaDome. The event is free and open to the media and public. The Coyotes are scheduled to have seniors Jeremy Blount (WR/Return Specialist, Tampa, Fla.), Marquis Butler (DB, Los Angeles, Calif.), Tom Compton (OL, Rosemount, Minn.), R.J. Polley (OL, Albert Lea, Minn.) and Dante Warren (QB, Arlington Heights, Ill.) showing their skills for a number of NFL teams prior to April's NFL Draft. In addition, student-athletes from various local colleges and universities also are expected to participate. Compton was one of over 300 student-athletes selected to the NFL Combine back in February in Indianapolis, Ind. There, he impressed the scouts as he finished 5.11 in the 40 which was fifth-best among offensive linemen beating out first round prospect and Parkston, S.D., native, Riley Reiff (5.23) who attended the University of Iowa. Compton also beat a number of Southeastern Conference and FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) student-athletes, too. He had the eighth-best vertical at 30.0 inches and a 9'0 broad jump which was third-best. His 3-cone drill also was eighth-best at 7.59 and his 20-yard shuttle was tied for sixth at 4.60. Compton earned Top Performer marks in the 40, vertical, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. Compton has a chance to be the first Coyote drafted in the current seven-round format. If drafted, he would become the first draftee since Chul Schwanke (RB) who was drafted in 1986 by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round. - South Dakota football

12/30/2011 - 2011 AP FCS ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM: Offensive Line - Tom Compton, senior, 6-6, 314, South Dakota, has been selected First Team All-American for the 2011 college football season by The Associated Press. Compton, a native of Rosemount, Minn., was named to the All-Time Great West Conference Team Wednesday after he completed a stellar career for the Coyotes as he was a PhilSteele.com fourth team All-America selection in 2010 and was a three-time all-conference selection, including the last two years as a firs team honoree. He also earned Offensive Lineman of the Year honors according to the media in 2011. He anchored an offensive line that helped lead the Coyotes to 6-5 record this season, including a thrilling 30-17 win over then-No. 1 and defending national champion Eastern Washington in the DakotaDome Sept. 10. The offensive line paved the way for the league's second rushing offense (158.2) and the league's third passing offense (177.6). - South Dakota football

 
Latest News
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

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