Tedric Thompson NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’0 204lbs
- Decent speed
- Soft hands
- Great ball skills
- Reads QB’s eyes
- Cover skills
Analysis: Being a Colorado football fan, I have watched Tedric Thompson develop into a future starting safety in the NFL. He didn’t always jump off the screen but his last two years on campus put him on the map. He is a quality athlete with desired long speed. High school wide receiver with good hands and outstanding ball skills. Can climb the ladder and challenge the jump ball. Works to stay in front of the route rather than trailing. Instincts and athleticism lead him to the throw. Successfully reads quarterback’s intentions. Squeezes top of the route in zone. Finished with 10 interceptions at Colorado. Covers skills are a plus. Older brother, Cedric, was exceptional athlete as safety at Minnesota and was drafted by the Dolphins in 2015.
- Lacks ideal size
- Angles of pursuit can be improved
- Not a wrap-up tackler
- Can get baited on play-action and double moves
Analysis: Thompson’s frame is a little smaller and thinner than desired. He will need to add some muscle on his frame to really compete at the next level. His desire as a playmaker can be used against him. Bait routes can pull his attention away from deep help responsibilities in single-high looks. Path to ball as downhill tackler needs improvement. Grab-and-drag arm tackler over wrap-up finisher. Tends to attack from angles rather than squared up as tackler. Not much thud behind his pads as a hitter.
NFL Comparison: Cedric Thompson
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