HEIGHT: 6'0 1/2"
WEIGHT: 239 lbs
—Three-year starter in the SEC who ended his collegiate career as a team captain.
—Big linebacker who can fit the run downhill very well in a "thumper" role.
—Very violent, aggressive player when bullets are coming at him.
—Does not see the game well yet.
—Foot speed and change of direction are limiting factors.
—Coverage downs will test him at the next level.
95 TKL, 4 TFL, 3 SK, 1 INT, 1 PBU
—Turned down an in-state scholarship to Alabama as a prep.
—Started 40 games at Mississippi State.
—Was a three-year full-time starter for the Bulldogs.
—2020 team captain.
When you think of a "thumper," you think of a player in the mold of Erroll Thompson. Likely a 3-4 inside linebacker or a "Mike" linebacker in the NFL, Thompson will play the inside and off-tackle run very well when given the opportunity, but his sideline-to-sideline ability and coverage skills will limit if he can or can't see the field for a team.
He is strong and confident, but he must develop better eyes to last in the league with his physical limitations.
GRADE: 6.3/10 (Round 7)
OVERALL RANK: 272/300
POSITION RANK: LB25
PRO COMPARISON: Tyler Matakevich
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda