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Brandyn Thompson (DB)
  • Height:
    5'9"
  • Weight:
    189 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    29 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Boise St.
  • Conference:
    Mountain West
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Washington Redskins
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 10 (213)

Pick Analysis: The Redskins find a late-round guy in Thompson who is an all-around sound defensive back.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.53 sec
  • Bench Press13.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump33.5 inch
  • Broad Jump114.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.66 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.12 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.13 sec
Buzz

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.


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.

Grade

2.2

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Brandyn Thompson

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 07:48 p.m.

    Watch Boise State DB Brandyn Thompson work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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