Though the 2015 college football season has yet to begin, NFL draft analysts are already talking about the best senior prospects in the 2016 draft class.
In particular, NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter cannot say enough good things about Boise State senior safety Darian Thompson.
Thompson received All-American recognition after picking off seven passes (he already has 14 in his career) in 2014. But the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defender isn’t just a ballhawk — he is a physical presence in the secondary and solid tackler in space and behind the line of scrimmage.
Another impressive season with the Broncos will cement his status as one of the best all-around safeties in the draft class.
It’s certainly hard to argue with Reuter’s logic. In three years with the Broncos, Thompson has accumulated 177 tackles with 14 picks, with one being run back for a touchdown.
Combined with good size for the position at 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, he is bound to see his draft stock soar so long as he keeps his momentum going in the right direction.
Boise State went 12-2 in its first season under coach Bryan Harsin and defeated Arizona in the Vizio Fiesta Bowl. The Broncos open 2015 season at home on September 4 against Washington and former head coach Chris Petersen.
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