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DERRICK THOMPSON
Position: OT
Class:
School: Missstate
Conference: -
Ht., Wt.: 6'5, 290
40 Time: 5.21
Grade: 2.88

BIO: Started at left tackle for MSU in 2001 before being declared academically ineligible. Originally expected to transfer to Mississippi Valley State and compete there last season yet did not make the grade.

POSITIVES: Big, athletic blocker physically gifted for the next level. Possesses a big, thick lower body, bends his knees and gets movement from run blocks. Moves well, effective on the second level and can slide in pass protection. Also chop blocks opponents removing them from the play and strong in all aspects.

NEGATIVES: Plays off balance and must refine his entire technique. Does not use angles well and slow getting his hands up into opponents.

ANALYSIS: Thompson displayed signs of being a superior prospect after his sophomore campaign of 2001. Unfortunately his focus and mental skill were far below the physical abilities Thompson possessed. Will not get drafted but worth a look if he's in shape and ready to play football.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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