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Grade
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  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.66 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 29 3/4" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

Thompson has the instincts, initial quickness, hands, mentality and special teams experience to be a productive sub-package defensive back in the NFL. Not blessed with size or top-end speed to hold up on an island or become a full-time starter. Does a good job in underneath man coverage, pressing at the line, jumping routes and making plays on the ball. Is comfortable and effective in zone coverage. However, does not have the length or deep speed to run with vertical threats down the sideline. Will help out against the run, is a sound tackler in the open field, but has difficultly getting off blocks. Late-round prospect.

Analysis

Strengths

Thompson displays good awareness in pass coverage and against the run. Capable of jamming and re-routing at the line. Can jump routes. Understands zone coverage concepts. Shows pretty good closing burst to the football. Good hands. Gets upfield in a hurry and is a sound tackler in space. Can cover on special teams.

Weaknesses

Gets caught taking chances at times. Doesn't have the speed to recover when beaten. Shows some hip-stiffness when transitioning. Loses some in-and-out of his breaks. Can by boxed out by bigger receivers in jump ball situations. Struggles to disengage from physical blockers.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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