Darian Thompson
Projection
Round 2

Darian Thompson

Safety
Boise State
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 208
  • 40-Yard: 4.69
  • Arm: 30 ⅜
  • Hand: 9 ⅛

Strong Points

Three-and-a-half year starter. Has ideal safety size. Good athlete with good hip flexibility. Runs well, can pedal and turn. Very good ball skills and hands. Has excellent awareness and anticipation in zone. Can cover a tight end in man. Aggressive run support safety with very good tackling skills. Has good to real good range off the hash to the sideline.

Weak Points

May not be able to play man on smaller, quick wide receivers.

The Way We See It

If your team is looking for a ball-hawking free safety, this guy may be your man. Has 19 career interceptions playing in the deep zones. Has ideal size with strength and power. Good to real good play speed. Is seldom out of position and has a great feel in deep coverage. Excellent ball reactions and can close without taking extra steps. Reacts to the run quickly and will attack, shed and tackle. Can see him starting for most teams as a rookie. Really nothing not to like about his game. Combine workout will dictate where he gets drafted.