Saturday, April 28, 2012
Redskins take OT Compton in the sixth
By Dan Graziano
South Dakota tackle Tom Compton was the 11th-rated offensive tackle in this draft, according to Scouts Inc. The Washington Redskins just took him with the 23rd pick in the sixth round (193rd overall) as they continue to use the latter part of this draft to added needed depth to their offensive line mix.
Compton is a tough player with good size for his position who was a durable and reliable performer in college, albeit not at a major program. The questions are mainly about the level of competition he faced while playing for South Dakota, so it remains to be seen if his physical traits and impressive tape can translate to the NFL level. If they can, he could be a candidate for immediate playing time at right tackle in Washington if Jammal Brown continues to have physical problems. If they can't, the Redskins will take a chance in the sixth round that they can develop him into a useful player.
The Redskins got this pick from the Steelers in exchange for moving back 10 spots in the fourth round earlier in the day Saturday.