BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of all-Conference honors since his freshman season as well as being named an All-American
in 2007. Senior receiving totals included 70/754/2 after 83/907/6 as a junior. Experienced punt returner who also averaged
11 yards on 19 returns with one score as a junior.
POSITIVES: Thompson's been an ultra-productive, small-school receiver and a prospect with terrific pass catching skills. Size limitations
mean Thompson must make an impact on special teams this summer to have any chance of making a final roster.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the deep speed and second gear. Will struggle getting off jams at the next level or battling large defensive backs.
ANALYSIS: Reliable underneath receiver who lacks the desired size/speed numbers. Fluid releasing off the line, quickly gets to top speed
and easily makes the reception in stride, looking the pass into his hands and adjusting to the errant throw. Gets vertical,
extends and pulls the pass from the air. Plays with good balance, effectively uses the sidelines or comes back into the clearing
and makes himself an available target. Shows focus, concentration and makes the difficult reception with defenders draped