Ty Thompson named a ‘standout performer’ at Manning Passing Academy

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Earlier in the weekend, we got a good reminder of the impressive arm strength that Oregon Ducks redshirt-freshman quarterback Ty Thompson possesses, watching him unleash a 70-plus yard rope at the Manning Passing Academy in an ‘Air it Out’ competition.

Following that highlight, we are learning a bit more about how things went over the weekend, and it’s been made clear that Thompson was among the standout performances at the high-profile camp.

According to On3, Thompson was one of 8 players who made a name for themselves at the camp. Of course, of those 8, Thompson is one of the only ones who have yet to win the starting job at his respective school going into the fall.

Here’s what On3’s Charles Power had to say about Thompson’s weekend:

Ty Thompson is the youngest college counselor at this year’s Manning Passing Academy as the lone second-year quarterback in attendance. You wouldn’t know Thompson is considerably younger than the other quarterbacks when watching him throw. The Arizona native is one of the more physically-impressive attendees, with a big frame at around 6-foot-4, 220 pounds. He showed one of the strongest arms on hand, throwing a rope on the 18-yard comeback and one of the better deep balls along with Levis and Richardson.

Thompson is competing with Auburn transfer Bo Nix for the Oregon starting job and showed his high upside on Friday night.

After the spring season in Eugene, there seems to be a strong feeling that Nix will be the starting QB going into the fall for the Ducks, but if Thompson can continue to grow and fine-tune his game over the summer months, he may be able to give the veteran a real run for his money and take over the starting spot before long.

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