BIO: Three-year starter who totaled 57 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss as a senior after 31/6 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized lineman best at stuffing the run. Plays with forward lean, works to keep his pads low and looks imposing on the front four. Takes up a lot of space in the middle of the line and occupies two gaps.
NEGATIVES: Must improve his strength as he is easily locked up at the point by a single blocker. Marginal skills moving laterally. Displays little ability rushing the passer.
ANALYSIS: A good-sized player with growth potential, Thompson must make major strength gains to have any shot at the next level. Could eventually be tried at offensive tackle based on his size.