Not only is Trent Thompson a 5-star defensive tackle, he is also the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2015 247Sports composite rankings.
Thompson, who is from Georgia, is 6'4" and 292 pounds. Out of all of the defensive tackles on this list, he is the quickest and most explosive at the snap.
Thompson is at his best when he is asked to penetrate gaps and make plays. He has the strength to be fine in a two-gap scheme, but this is an attack-style player who can be a disruptive problem for offenses.
Thompson is always on the move, using his quick hands to punch and press blockers off of him to stay clean in pursuit. He doesn't always have the best hand-placement and technique, but his pad-level is low on a constant basis, plus he understands his mitts can be used as weapons.
Thompson has solid ball-location and vision, and his surge to close on the ball is more than noticeable. As a pass-rusher, he beats blockers by jumping on top of them at the snap, but he can covert speed to power.
In all, Thompson is simply an explosive playmaker who has the skills to be a dominant defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense.
Georgia, Florida State, Alabama and Auburn are some of his top schools right now, according to 247Sports.
Said Chad Simmons of Scout.com:
As he refines his game and improves fundamentally, watch out.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.