The Redskins just announced that fifth-round pick Chris Thompson signed his rookie contract, and tweeted out a photo for good measure.
The surprise might be that he didn’t hurt himself while signing.
Thompson was an electrifying running back at Florida State, averaging 7.5 yards per attempt his senior season. But he was also among the unluckiest players in college football.
His final college season was cut short by a torn ACL, after his junior season was derailed by two broken vertebrae (though not from the play in that photo, what do you take us for?).
If he could stay well, he has a chance to be a good change-of-pace back or returner. And certainly the Redskins ability to cultivate late-round backs gives reason for hope.
The Redskins have now signed three of their seven draft picks.