Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Darwin Thompson

Running back
School: Utah State | Conference: M-WEST
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-8.0 / 198 | 40: 4.47 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.19
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Short, explosive ball carrier with game-breaking ability. Patient, quick-footed ball carrier who waits for blocks to develop. Bounces around piles and gets outside to create yardage. Displays outstanding vision, turns on his burst in a single step and possesses the speed to beat defenders into the open field. Runs with good lean and behind his pads, keeps his feet moving and works to get as much yardage as possible from each carry. Quickly cuts back against the grain and loses no momentum when he changes direction. Terrific pass catcher out of the backfield who adjusts to the errant throw and snatches the pass away from his frame with his hands. Effectively helps the quarterback sell ball fakes.
Neg: 
Shows strength but won’t break many tackles. Could be tough to find as a pass catcher due to his lack of height. Has a small body of work.
Analysis: 
Thompson burst onto the scene this year, had several big games and displayed game-breaking ability. He projects as a third-down back at the next level and is a motivated prospect who could find his way onto a roster regardless of whether he's selected in the draft.