According to multiple outlets, former Washington Redskins linebacker Will Compton is set to make a visit to One Bills Drive. The 6’1″, 235 pound backer had his season cut short in 2017 due to a sprained Lisfranc injury. Compton was a starter in Washington in 2016, but was relegated to the bench after the team signed former Buffalo Bills linebacker Zach Brown.
Compton managed to start three games in 2017 after starter Mason Foster was injured. The former Nebraska Cornhusker played pretty well; in 150 snaps he registered 15 total tackles, 3 QB hurries, 1 pass deflection, 1 interception, and 8 stops.
Compton has played inside linebacker in an odd front with the Redskins, typically as the Will linebacker. However, he showed off some of his versatility this past season by moving over to Mike, so one would thing that he could be the frontrunner for the Mike position if he decides to sign in Buffalo.
He (#51) is a decent athlete, very smart, is always setting the defense, moves well laterally, and displays the ability to sift through traffic.
He played his best game against the Seahawks last season, putting up 1 QB hurry, 8 total tackles, 3 stops, and an interception
Very good change of direction/fluidity by Compton. But then he doesn’t just attack the RB, he spaces the two routes perfectly for the INT. pic.twitter.com/fGrGs7dlSd
— Cover 1 (@Cover_1_) March 16, 2018
There is a glaring hole at the Mike linebacker position on the Bills’ roster. Compton could fill that; He’s a good fit and would come cheap. His signing would allow the organization to draft according to their board, not necessarily due to need. Expect him to sign very soon.
Accountability…Will Compton asks Sua Cravens why he wants to retire. https://t.co/KwAmtWxgqt
I like this dude already!!! pic.twitter.com/n0vMck8SVS
— Cover 1 (@Cover_1_) March 17, 2018
Check out his appearance on Chris Gorres and Lorenzo Alexander’s podcast
Great episode. Compton is such an underrated LB. https://t.co/7NOdSt8vIf
— Cover 1 (@Cover_1_) June 16, 2017
Hmm, so he has a background in wrestling, is a gym rat, is at a position of need for the team, and also has a connection with Trent @TMurphy_93 and @onemangang97 with this podcast.. Sounds like a perfect fit! He’s got to be a lock for the #Bills!
— Matthew (@SSGMatthew) March 16, 2018