Wow, very few of us had Shaq Thompson going in the first round. But we were wrong, as the Carolina Panthers decided to select the linebacker 25th overall.
Thompson has the ability to be a strong defender against the run, but there are still question marks in terms of his ability to cover against the pass. If he can live up to the expectations of the Panthers, he could provide the organization with a nice linebacker tandem alongside Luke Kuechly.
Arguably the most surprising selection thus far in the NFL Draft, the selection is being met with a great deal of skepticism.
Instant Grade: C
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