Size: 6'4", 292 pounds
School: Westover High School (Albany, Ga.)
Junior Season Highlights
Trent Thompson helped push the Patriots into the second round of postseason play. He totaled 83 tackles and 12 sacks.
Thompson is the total package at defensive tackle, where he shows the explosion of an inside linebacker at nearly 300 pounds. His knee bend is excellent, as he maintains low pad level and avoids presenting himself as a large target for offensive linemen.
He is violent inside and shoves his way through double-team efforts. Once he finds room to work and the running back is in his sights, it's lights out.
He is an effective pass-rusher as well. He will improve in that capacity once he masters a series of finesse moves.
Thompson attended recent junior days at Auburn and Alabama. Georgia and Florida State have been involved with his recruitment, while Ohio State, Penn State and Louisville extended offers in February.
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