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We finally get a Vikings player.  He started 14 games last season at left guard, missing two with a knee injury.  The 6’6”, 315-pounder was originally the Redskins 6th round pick in 2012 and he spent four years in Washington before spending a season with the Falcons, Bears and Vikings from 2016-18.  In addition to left guard, he has played right guard and right tackle.

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Monday, Mar 18, 2019 03:27 PM

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Jets Add Tom Compton to Offensive Line

 

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The Jets have signed offensive lineman Tom Compton.

A seventh-year veteran, Compton started 14 games at left guard for the Vikings last season. The 6’6”, 315-pounder was originally the Redskins sixth-round pick in 2012 (No. 193 overall) and he spent four years in Washington before spending one season with the Falcons, Bears and Vikings from 2016-18. Compton has played in 85 games over his career (29 starts) and in addition to left guard, he’s lined up at right guard and right tackle.

The South Dakota prospect was a three-time Great West Conference selection and became the first Coyote to be drafted since 1986.

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Nice depth at Tackle. An improvement over Qvale, and insurance for Shell coming back from injury.

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Yes!!!!
This is the move I've been waiting for.
#SuperBowl
 

Hahaha.

Hey. Depth is depth. It’s a good signing right now.
I look forward to the draft and the after draft cuts. Many teams will cut the Allen fanecas of the world once high draft choices like Vladimir Ducasse are snatched up.


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Very nice. Keep beefing up the Offensive Line. We needed depth at Right Tackle and Right Guard. He has played both + Left Guard.

Now bring in a vet c who can also play either guard spot, just in case.

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Great another arm tattoo guy! I Don't see where it says "C" in his resume?

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http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/tom-compton?id=2532816

OVERVIEW

Compton has started four straight seasons at tackle for South Dakota, and possesses NFL-caliber size for the position while possessing good athleticism as well. He is somewhat of an unknown coming from a smaller school, but he has shown the efficiency, smarts, and athletic ability to survive at the next level. He could be selected as high as the fourth round.

ANALYSIS

STRENGTHS

 Compton is quick off the ball and can use angles to effectively get upfield on linebackers. He can position and does a good job of not letting his man get behind him. He can get around the line to the second level effortlessly when pulling, and has a technically sound pass set which displays his perfect footwork.

WEAKNESSES

 Compton has limited experience against top-level competition (though he has faced Minnesota and Wisconsin in recent seasons) and could have a learning phase early on. He is a good run blocker but is far from explosive; more of a gentle mover and sustainer than a dominating force. As a pass blocker he punches his hands but can get slightly off balance at times.
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His PFF for last season 60.6. Yep he fits right in with our existing lineman.

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Prior to last year, Compton was with the Bears and started 5 games and played in 11 at RG and LG. His OC? Dowell Loggains, the Jets current OC. The connection

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He doesnt play C so this sucks! 

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Good depth and experience, especially on the right side. He graded out as average last season so that's not bad at all for a backup. Winters will need to earn that $6.5M starting spot this year or he could end up the chopping block.

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10 minutes ago, Nixhead said:

His PFF for last season 60.6. Yep he fits right in with our existing lineman.

I think the only way he starts is if Shell isn’t ready to go by the start of the season or Winters gets injured.

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12 minutes ago, Nixhead said:

His PFF for last season 60.6. Yep he fits right in with our existing lineman.

He was a starter last year though

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1 minute ago, Untouchable said:

I think the only way he starts is if Shell isn’t ready to go by the start of the season or Winters gets injured.

Well then we can count on him starting a lot of games! Does this mean we are not signing Wisniewski?

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Just now, Nixhead said:

Well then we can count on him starting a lot of games! Does this mean we are not signing Wisniewski?

 

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21 minutes ago, Nixhead said:

Great another arm tattoo guy!

Like it!!!!!!!!  Tattoos-dreadlocks finally some identity........

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from PFF:

 

What went wrong?
  • The interior offensive line. Starting guards Mike Remmers and Tom Compton combined to allow a staggering 77 total pressures. Remmers finished with an overall grade of 58.9 (50th among guards), and Compton was only slightly higher at 60.2 (47th).

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I have low confidence that Wisniewski will be an effective center for us, but it would be great to have his veteran presence on the bench along with Compton.

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3 minutes ago, k-met57 said:

from PFF:

 

What went wrong?
  • The interior offensive line. Starting guards Mike Remmers and Tom Compton combined to allow a staggering 77 total pressures. Remmers finished with an overall grade of 58.9 (50th among guards), and Compton was only slightly higher at 60.2 (47th).

Interestingly Remmers was in discussion with the Giants for a long time. 

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9 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

Like it!!!!!!!!  Tattoos-dreadlocks finally some identity........

See the source image

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