SR.com TV: 1-on-1 with DE Marcus Thompson

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Defensive end Marcus Thompson is in a new role on the Rutgers defense after finding success as a junior off the edge. Midway through spring camp, Thompson discussed his changed responsibilities in-depth with ScarletReport.com.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Marcus Thompson moved from the "E" to the "R" in the offseason and loves his new role on the Rutgers defense.

The "R" position at Rutgers is a hybrid defensive end slot used in coverage and as a pass-rush specialist. Thompson replaces Ka'Lial Glaud at the position and is still learning the ropes this spring.

Thompson began his career as a middle linebacker. In his first two seasons, he also played outside linebacker and fullback before finally settling in at defensive end. Position changes are nothing new to Thompson and his latest is being met with enthusiasm.


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