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Erroll Thompson NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Atlanta Falcons LB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 2, 2021

Mississippi State defensive back Erroll Thompson gets ready to run a play against Arkansas during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
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HEIGHT:
 6'0 1/2"

WEIGHT: 239 lbs

      

POSITIVES

—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.

     

NEGATIVES

—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.

        

2020 STATISTICS

95 TKL, 4 TFL, 3 SK, 1 INT, 1 PBU

      

NOTES

—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.

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OVERALL

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

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