Breaking Down What Rookie Chris Thompson Brings to the Redskins Offense

April 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With their first of two fifth-round picks in last week's draft, the Washington Redskins selected Florida State running back Chris Thompson to complement starter Alfred Morris by way of speed, burst and explosive home run ability.
Throughout his time in Tallahassee, Thompson suffered some pretty ugly injuries, including two broken vertebrae in his back and a torn ACL, which he's still recovering from.
But that didn't stop head coach Mike Shanahan or running back coach Bobby Turner from drafting him. The Redskins offense was in search of more speed on offense and some added versatility, and coaches believe Thompson fits the bill.
It's a safe bet Shanahan and the Redskins watched Thompson's game against Clemson last season, in which the 5'7", 194-pound running back rushed for a game-high 103 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns and led his team in receiving with eight catches for 79 yards. 
Here, Thompson begins to the r...

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