SEATTLE (AP) Shaq Thompson still isn't sure what position he'll play in the NFL. He's willing to give up his senior season at Washington to see which NFL team will take the chance on his potential.
Thompson announced Monday he is forgoing his senior season at Washington and will declare for the NFL draft. It's another blow to Washington's defense that will now lose three AP first-team All-America selections: Thompson, linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha and defensive tackle Danny Shelton. Thompson was honored as an all-purpose player after spending part of the season as Washington's starting running back.
But Thompson's departure was not unexpected. His versatility and athleticism had his name climbing projected draft boards throughout the season.