BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a true freshman and collected 52/4.5/2. Numbers as a sophomore were 60/5/5 then 28/8/3 as a junior. Dismissed from the program after a charge of burglary and larceny one year ago. Transferred to Grambling last season but did not play football.
POSITIVES: Athletic pass rusher with natural skills. Quick off the snap, plays with leverage and is rarely off his feet. Immediately changes direction, is fast off the edge and makes a lot of plays in the backfield. Displays an array of moves getting off blocks.
NEGATIVES: Stymied at the point and has difficulty shedding blocks once engaged. A liability in run defense. Does not go hard all the time.
ANALYSIS: A gifted pass rusher who showed star potential early in college, Thompson must get his life and game back on track to have any chance of playing in the NFL.