Safety | Boise State | Senior
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches | Weight:208 pounds
2015: recorded five interceptions (fourth-most in FBS), 65 tackles (37 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakups and 1.0 sack in 12 games; forced two fumbles; was named a national semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award; named to All-Mountain West First Team for a second straight season and to multiple All-American lists
Career:totaled 19 interceptions (third-most in school history), surpassing Eric Weddle as the Mountain West Conference's leader; totaled 242 tackles (149 solo), 15 tackles for loss, nine pass breakups, three forced fumbles and 1.0 sack in starting 44 of 51 games played; was elevated to a starting role for the final six games of his freshman season; posted seven interceptions as a junior (third-most in FBS)
40-yard dash: 4.69 seconds
Bench press: 12 repetitions of 225 pounds
Vertical jump: 32.5 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches
3-cone drill: 7.26 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.33 seconds
Summary: It's hard not-to-notice the gaudy interception total that Thompson posted for the Broncos. He plucked seven as a junior, followed by five as a senior, showing the 2014 season wasn't just a one-hit wonder. Thompson's tackle numbers that include 15 tackles for loss also indicate a player capable of doing multiple things who doesn't shy away from contact. He had 43 tackles as a freshman, 63 as a sophomore, 71 as a junior and 65 as a senior.
Stacking up:NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks initially ranked Thompson as the third-best safety in this year's draft class, but both cooled on him after the combine. Mayock dropped Thompson out of his top five, and Brooks listed him in a group of players hurt by combine showings.
More ready to run:Thompson improved his time in the 40-yard dash from the combine in February to Boise State's pro day on March 31. His reported times last week were 4.53 and 4.55 seconds. Thompson was the 13th-fastest safety who ran in Indianapolis, but his best pro day time would have tied for fourth.
A large crowd (roughly 45 scouts, position coaches and coordinators) was on hand for Boise State's pro day, primarily to watch safety Darian Thompson and LB/DE Kamalei Correa. Thompson was sick at the combine, and ran a much faster 40 time here in Boise, clocking in at 4.53 and 4.55 seconds. Correa, who is getting late first-round consideration, improved on both his vertical jump (34 inches vs. 33 inches at the combine) and broad jump (9'9" vs. 9'0" at the combine) results from February.
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