BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who led Rutgers in tackles last season, posting 83/11.5/4 while intercepting two passes and breaking up one more. All-Conference selection as a senior. Posted a career-high 97 tackles as a junior.
POSITIVES: Disciplined, stay-at-home linebacker who makes a lot of plays on the ball. Fluid to the flanks, plays faster than his 40 time and really flashes on the scene. Effective in coverage, quick breaking to the action and plays heads-up football.
NEGATIVES: Undersized, swallowed up at the point and slow moving through the traffic.
ANALYSIS: An underrated prospect unlikely to be drafted, Thompson offers potential as a backup in a one-gap system. Has a special-teams mentality and could surprise at the next level.