Photo of Syd'quan Thompson
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  • 6.73 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'9" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 186LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Thompson is a short well built player with excellent quickness and agility in coverage. He can be explosive to breakpoints and shows good instincts to take proper angles to the ball. Thompson doesn’t possess great speed in pure man coverage but can be effective in combination man and zone schemes as well as a nickel back in sub packages. Thompson is physical enough to be an effective run support defender but his lack of height may hinder his ability to contest jump balls. He wasn’t as effective returning punts in 2009 but has legitimate return skills and can contribute in this area.

Analysis

Strengths

Thompson is an athletic corner despite not having great top end speed. He’s a durable, productive talent who did not miss any games in Berkeley where he was a three-year starter. Makes up for lack of ideal size with toughness. Has shown impressive instincts throughout his career. Has experience in the punt return game.

Weaknesses

Lacks great height to contest taller receivers. Only possesses average hands and drops some catchable interceptions. Smaller size also hurts Thompson while defending the run, where he has difficulty shedding blocks. Only has average recovery speed when turning and running in man coverage.
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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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