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Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson talks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

87. <p>The Carolina Panthers surprised many and took outside linebacker Shaq Thompson No. 25 overall. Some don’t like his smaller size but you can get away with it in a 4.3 defense. He won’t be at the line of scrimmage taking on tackles every play.</p> <p>He’ll do his job against the run but in coverage is where he’ll be special. He’ll be joining a linebacker corps that’s already good with Luke Kuechly in the middle. Thompson won’t have great tackling numbers but he’ll have around four INTs and a defensive TD.</p>. OLB. Washington. Shaq Thompson. 25. player

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