BIO: Three-year starter who posted 23/10/5 as a senior. Sophomore totals were 59/8/6.
POSITIVES: Speedy edge-rusher who gives top effort. Displays outstanding first-step quickness, plays with leverage and has a burst of closing speed. Moves well laterally, stringing plays to the flanks. Possesses an array of moves working to get off blocks.
NEGATIVES: Undersized and easily handled by a single blocker.
ANALYSIS: A solid college pass-rusher with a passion for the game, Thompson lacks true size/speed numbers for anything other than an eighth defensive lineman at the next level.