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Drafted By: Titans
Grade
57.5 ?

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Thompson is an intriguing athlete who could make an immediate impact as a pass-catching tight end. His combination of size and athleticism makes him a difficult matchup on the edge.

  • 6'6" Height
  • 259LBS. Weight

Overview

Thompson is a versatile prospect who projects to tight end in the NFL after playing defensive end in college. He intrigued scouts playing tight end at the Battle for the Rock all-star

game and also at his pro day -- but did not catch a pass at SMU as June Jones' offense doesn't allow for that role. At his pro day, Thompson impressed scouts by running the 40-yard dash in 4.59 and 4.56 seconds, displaying a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-6 broad jumps, but average with 4.41-second short shuttle, 7.40-second three-cone and 22 strength lifts of 225 pounds. He also showed good hands going through tight end drills.

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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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