#7
Skylar Thompson
Rating Yards TD
158.9 2103 12
Team: Kansas State WildcatsHeight: 6-2 Born: 6/4/1997
Position: QBWeight: 220 Hometown: Independence, Missouri
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report

40 time: 4.73

Priority free agent

Snapshot: Thompson's consistent five years at Kansas State helped him to maintain some draft buzz despite dealing with major injuries, including a season-ending one in 2020. The three-time team captain left Manhattan as a 40-game starter who finished second in school history for passing yards (7,134), trailing only former first-round pick Josh Freeman. If he is unable to find success as a quarterback, there could be some interest as a positional convert, if he can get strong enough to contribute on special teams and win as a blocker.

Strengths: Smart decision-maker who won't force unnecessary passes. Good sense for pressure and maintains his composure through it. Capable runner who has the size and burst to pick up yardage (1,087 career yards, 26 TDs at K-State). Has a fluid and easy throwing stroke that comes out with nice quickness. Toughness isn't a question.

Weaknesses: Average arm talent leads to some passes fluttering when he has to push the ball deep. Accuracy is more general than precise, and he pulls his receivers out of their stride on longer-developing passes. Timing and control as a passer isn't reliable. Lack of developmental potential is concerning.

Pro comparison: Sam Ehlinger, Colts -- Thompson's reliance on his legs declined in his last two seasons, but he has sufficient athleticism and toughness to keep plays alive. Even though he'll likely never rise above the backup role, he could spark interest like Ehlinger did as someone who can be trusted to help fill out the quarterback room.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2017 KanSt  8 51 83 61.4 689 8.3 5 3 13 47
2018 KanSt  11 122 208 58.7 1391 6.7 9 4 17 137
2019 KanSt  13 177 297 59.6 2315 7.8 12 5 24 121
2020 KanSt  3 40 64 62.5 626 9.8 4 0 4 24
2021 KanSt  10 162 233 69.5 2103 9.0 12 4 18 134
Career   45 552 885 62.4 7124 8.0 42 16 76 463

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2017 KanSt  8 69 267 3.9 3 0 0 - 0
2018 KanSt  11 105 373 3.6 5 0 0 - 0
2019 KanSt  13 114 405 3.6 11 0 0 - 0
2020 KanSt  3 19 38 2.0 3 0 0 - 0
2021 KanSt  10 47 4 0.1 4 0 0 - 0
Career   45 354 1087 3.1 26 0 0 - 0

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2017 KanSt  8 0
Career   45 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/4/2021 Stan 9 14 144 64.3 0 1 56 10 33 3.3 2 13 0 0 - 0 -
9/11/2021 SIU 3 4 96 75.0 0 1 50 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 -
10/2/2021 Okla 29 41 320 70.7 3 0 54 1 -9 -9.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 -
10/16/2021 IaSt 15 23 206 65.2 2 1 40 7 -11 -1.6 1 11 0 0 - 0 -
10/23/2021 @ TxTch 24 30 296 80.0 1 0 32 7 -6 -0.9 0 7 0 0 - 0 -
10/30/2021 TCU 13 21 242 61.9 1 1 73 5 18 3.6 1 26 0 0 - 0 -
11/6/2021 @ Kansas 19 24 244 79.2 1 0 68 2 -19 -9.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 -
11/13/2021 WVU 14 19 138 73.7 1 0 35 3 12 4.0 0 7 0 0 - 0 -
11/20/2021 Baylor 15 29 158 51.7 0 0 48 7 -24 -3.4 0 2 0 0 - 0 -
1/4/2022 LSU 21 28 259 75.0 3 0 34 5 10 2.0 0 18 0 0 - 0 -