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Name: Deionte Thompson - Position: S

Height: 6'1" - Weight: 195 lbs

School: Alabama - Age: 22

Pro ceiling: Malik Hooker

Analyst : Brandon Olsen

The ability to read the quarterback’s eyes paired with Thompson’s ability to cover a lot of range in a short time makes him a perfect deep safety. Thompson has fluid hips, quick feet, and lightning-fast reflexes. Thompson has the ability and awareness to try and strip the ball carrier of the ball.

Thompson weighed in at the combine at 195 lbs but even then he gained significant weight to try to offset questions about his thin frame, probably played closer to 175. Thompson isn’t the most willing tackler, but it’s possible he was also just trying to protect his body from damage while he was so thin.

Games Watched: All of 2018

Thompson is a perfect fit for any defense that just needs someone capable of playing over the top and taking away deep passes. Aside from tackling willingness and frame concerns, I really don’t have negatives for Thompson, and even then I think his frame concerns are being exaggerated. Thompson’s the best deep safety in the class, he may not have the versatility of Adderley or the physicality of Abram, but he’s the best at what he does.

Best Fits: Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers

Deionte Thompson v Louisville
Total snaps: 53

Position Snaps
CB 1
Slot CB 1
OLB 2
SS 15
FS 34

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 15
Tackles: 2 (0 missed, 1 broken)
1 tackles for loss, 2 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 4
Tackles: 2
Sacks: 1 (2 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 34
Tackles: 3 (1 missed, 0 broken)
Targeted: 4 (0 catches allowed for 0 yards and 0 TDs)
1 INTs, 3 PBUs
Deionte Thompson v Arkansas State
Total snaps: 56

Position Snaps
CB 1
Slot CB 6
SS 5
FS 44

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 16
Tackles: 3 (0 missed, 0 broken)
0 tackles for loss, 0 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 1
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0 (1 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 38
Tackles: 5 (0 missed, 0 broken)
Targeted: 0 (0 catches allowed for 0 yards and 0 TDs)
0 INTs, 0 PBUs
Deionte Thompson v Mississippi
Total snaps: 47

Position Snaps
Slot CB 5
SS 5
FS 37

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 18
Tackles: 3 (1 missed, 0 broken)
0 tackles for loss, 1 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 0
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0 (0 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 29
Tackles: 3 (1 missed, 0 broken)
Targeted: 3 (2 catches allowed for 12 yards and 0 TDs)
1 INTs, 0 PBUs
Deionte Thompson v Texas A&M
Total snaps: 70

Position Snaps
Slot CB 1
SS 7
FS 62

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 14
Tackles: 2 (0 missed, 0 broken)
0 tackles for loss, 1 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 0
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0 (0 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 56
Tackles: 3 (0 missed, 1 broken)
Targeted: 4 (0 catches allowed for 0 yards and 0 TDs)
0 INTs, 0 PBUs
Deionte Thompson v Louisiana-Lafayette
Total snaps: 41

Position Snaps
Slot CB 3
OLB 1
SS 5
FS 32

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 22
Tackles: 7 (1 missed, 0 broken)
0 tackles for loss, 1 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 0
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0 (0 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 19
Tackles: 0 (1 missed, 0 broken)
Targeted: 0 (0 catches allowed for 0 yards and 0 TDs)
0 INTs, 0 PBUs
Deionte Thompson v Arkansas
Total snaps: 65

Position Snaps
Slot CB 2
OLB 1
SS 14
FS 48

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 22
Tackles: 5 (0 missed, 0 broken)
0 tackles for loss, 0 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 1
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0 (0 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 42
Tackles: 5 (0 missed, 0 broken)
Targeted: 2 (1 catches allowed for 1 yards and 1 TDs)
0 INTs, 1 PBUs
Deionte Thompson v Missouri
Total snaps: 57

Position Snaps
SS 11
FS 46

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 28
Tackles: 5 (0 missed, 0 broken)
0 tackles for loss, 1 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 0
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0 (0 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 29
Tackles: 0 (0 missed, 0 broken)
Targeted: 0 (0 catches allowed for 0 yards and 0 TDs)
0 INTs, 0 PBUs
Deionte Thompson v Tennessee
Total snaps: 50

Position Snaps
Slot CB 1
SS 14
FS 35

Run defense
Run defense snaps: 22
Tackles: 4 (1 missed, 0 broken)
0 tackles for loss, 0 run stop

Blitzing
Blitzing snaps: 0
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0 (0 pressures, pancaked 0 times)
0 PBUs

Pass coverage
Pass coverage snaps: 28
Tackles: 4 (0 missed, 1 broken)
Targeted: 3 (2 catches allowed for 12 yards and 1 TDs)
0 INTs, 0 PBUs