Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Deionte Thompson

Safety
School: Alabama | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.0 / 195 | 40: 4.60 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.81
Projected Round
3rd
Pos: 
Productive safety who comes off a breakout season. Displays terrific ball skills, shows good recognition and locates the pass in the air. Shows range in center field and the ability to get outside the numbers to make plays. Possesses an outstanding closing burst, shows speed in every direction of the field and gives effort against the run. Instinctive and reads and diagnoses the action well. Takes proper angles to the play, cuts off the corners from running backs or works with cornerbacks to bracket receivers down the flanks. Always willing to get involved in the action.
Neg: 
Better moving forward than making plays in reverse. Has a thin build and must physically mature.
Analysis: 
After being used on a rotational basis in 2017, Thompson took hold of the starting position last season and turned in a breakout campaign. He's a complete safety who’s effective against the run and the pass and is a true center fielder who can also line up in a zone system.