The Miami Dolphins used the 247th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to select developmental quarterback Skylar Thompson out of Kansas State.
Skylar Thompson : Who is | Where did go to college
Skylar Thompson was a four-year letterer and starting quarterback, punter, and kicker at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri.
As a senior, Thompson threw for 2129 yards on 142 passes with 26 touchdowns on only 3 interceptions, leading the Fort Osage Indians to a 13-1 record and a state championship title over Chaminade High School.
In the state championship game alone, Thompson threw for a Missouri state record of 455 yards and 7 touchdowns.
In his total career, Thompson threw for 6,222 yards on 423 passes (a 63% completion rate) with 72 touchdowns on just 9 interceptions.
Skylar Thompson who is
Skylar John Thompson is an American football quarterback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State.
|June 4, 1997
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
|223 lb (101 kg)
|Kansas State (2016–2021)
|2022 / Round: 7 / Pick: 247
Thompson’s performance during the first two games of the 2022 preseason was notable, with ProFootballTalk noting that his success might force the Dolphins to keep Thompson on the active roster rather than risk losing him to another team.
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel also noted that it would be difficult to leave Thompson off of the main roster in light of his strong preseason performances.
Thompson led all quarterbacks in passer rating (138.5) at the conclusion of the 2022 preseason.
He made his NFL debut in Week 5 against the New York Jets after Teddy Bridgewater left the game with a concussion. He completed 19 of 33 passes for 166 yards and an interception in the 40-17 loss.
Where did go to college
After redshirting as a freshman and being named Scout Team Player of the Year, Skylar Thompson appeared in eight games and had four starts, throwing three touchdowns on 267 yards.
He was named the full-time starter as a sophomore and kept that starting role until graduation, but was constantly plagued with injuries throughout college.
His sophomore year was riddled with minor injuries, including a broken rib and a twisted ankle, and in 2020, Thompson was ruled out-for-season after sustaining a serious upper-body injury against Texas Tech that required “immediate surgery”.
Thompson was again injured in week 3 of 2021 against Southern Illinois, seeing limited time as a backup while healing and not returning full-time until week 10.
When Skylar was healthy, he played very well and has since been considered one of the best quarterbacks in the history of Kansas State football, having the all-time record for best passer rating over 2,000 yards, the second-most career passing touchdowns and passing yards in school history, as well as the second-most total offensive yards for a quarterback in school history.
He finished his career with a total of 7,134 yards on 552 passes (a 63% completion rate) for 44 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.