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HEIGHT: 5’10 5/8″
WEIGHT: 182 lbs
—Soft back off with fleet feet. In a position to assemble out of breaks.
—Excellent in bustle relief. Elusive and physical in block destruction when wanted.
—Performs with a high motor. Routinely finishes the play across the ball.
—Doesn’t scare with the ball in the air.
—Catches ball w/ fingers.
—Open self-discipline tackling might perhaps well even be a anguish. Takes wretched angles to the ball-provider.
—Does below common job tackling. Can soften off or give wretched effort on too many tackles.
10 Video games: 36 Tackles, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 TD, 1 FR, 1 FF
—28 starts for Vols defense.
Thompson is a conceal first cornerback with the flexibility to align in a pair of positions in the defensive backfield. He shows very genuine soccer intelligence and instincts in the case of playing routes in entrance of him. His learn-and-react capacity works enormous. He is hesitant every so often in the case of tackling. On prime of taking wretched angles every so often,
Thompson repetitively makes industry choices and avoids high collisions; with the attempts to ankle chunk. Thompson has the flexibility to play in both man and zone schemes. Though he simplest has common length and size, he is prepared to compete and indulge in his hold against greater receivers. His ball skills are what separate Thompson; with the flexibility to pluck the ball out of the air.
GRADE: 6.9/10 (Profession Backup/Rotational Player—Round 5)
OVERALL RANK: 184/300
POSITION RANK: CB24
PRO COMPARISON: Kyle Fuller
Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings