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Bryce Thompson NFL Draft 2021: Scouting File for Unusual Orleans Saints CB

Florida running back Dameon Pierce (27) looks for room to get around Tennessee defensive back Bryce Thompson (20) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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HEIGHT:
 5’10 5/8″

WEIGHT:  182 lbs

POSITIVES

—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.

NEGATIVES

—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.

2020 STATISTICS

10 Video games: 36 Tackles, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 TD, 1 FR, 1 FF

NOTES

28 starts for Vols defense.

OVERALL

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 RANK184/300

POSITION RANK:  CB24

PRO COMPARISON: Kyle Fuller

Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings

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