Panthers selected Washington LB Shaq Thompson with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Washington LB Shaq Thompson "has yet to show he can make the necessary reads for the position," wrote Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus, who added that "all the athleticism in the world won't make up for poor instincts as a linebacker."
On ProFootballTalk's PFT Live, Washington LB Shaq Thompson stated that he's "drawn the most interest from the Panthers."
Washington LB Shaq Thompson is scheduled to visit the Cowboys, Vikings and Colts.
Washington OLB Shaq Thompson has visited, worked out for, or is scheduled to work out for the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles.
TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Washington OLB Shaq Thompson had dinner with Mike Nolan of the San Diego Chargers Wednesday and was scheduled to eat with the Carolina Panthers after his pro day Thursday night.
ESPN's Mel Kiper thinks Washington OLB Shaq Thompson "could use more mass, but the guy who compares himself to Lavonte David really could become that type of player."
Washington OLB Shaq Thompson is a "long, twitchy athlete with outstanding range to become a highly restrictive defender," observed NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.
Washington LB Shaq Thompson is scheduled to visit the Vikings, according to Darren Wolfson.
Washington OLB Shaq Thompson's "elite athleticism and football instincts make his height -- or lack of -- a non-issue," opined NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.
Former Washington and current USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said he would draft Shaq Thompson as an OLB.
Washington HC Chris Petersen believes Shaq Thompson's best position is RB.
Washington OLB Shaq Thompson's evaluation is still shrouded in questions, wrote ESPN's Todd McShay.
An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Washington OLB Shaq Thompson "can play on and off the ball."