OLB Shaq Thompson - Carolina Panthers

6-0, 228Born: 4-21-1994College: WashingtonDrafted: Round 1, pick 25 (2015)

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Latest News

Summary

The time has finally come for Shaq Thompson. After being drafted in 2015 as the de facto long-term heir to Thomas Davis, he looks to be the unquestioned starter beside Luke Kuechly. This is after Davis and the Panthers parted ways, only for the veteran to sign in Los Angeles with the Chargers. Thompson should slot right into beside Kuechly in all packages and provide a sideline-to-sideline presence who can rival his teammate for yards covered in a game. With the team moving to a 3-4 base defense, Thompson's position will be as the weakside inside linebacker, which should provide ample protection from the defensive line to make plays in spades. Thompson is a safe LB3 with upside. (June 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

OLB Redraft - 36, 32, 34, 42, 42
Overall Redraft - 85, 59
OLB Dynasty - 35, 34, 38

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2016 CAR 14.0 39.0 16.0 0 0.0 2.0 1.0 5.0 1.0
2017 CAR 14.0 41.0 20.0 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2018 CAR 14.0 51.0 27.0 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0
2019 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 70.0 * * * * * * *
2019 PROJ-Norton 16.0 74.0 * * * * * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Carolina Panthers Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats     

2019 Schedule

1vs Los Angeles Rams
2vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4@ Houston Texans
5vs Jacksonville Jaguars
6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ San Francisco 49ers
9vs Tennessee Titans
10@ Green Bay Packers
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Atlanta Falcons
15vs Seattle Seahawks
16@ Indianapolis Colts
17vs New Orleans Saints