Pauline lists the Cardinals, Packers and Texans as the teams most likely to select Thompson. Pauline mentions teams have Thompson graded around a fourth or a fifth-round talent and he’s expected to be selected with a sixth or seventh-round pick.
The Packers have demonstrated the most interest in Thompson, flying him out to their facility for medical checks and interviews.
Pauline says the Texans didn’t address the safety position in April’s draft and some in the organization believe Thompson could be a Day 1 starter for Houston.
Pauline also notes there are some people in the Cardinals organization who believe Thompson could be a better prospect than their fifth-round pick in April, S Deionte Thompson.
Thompson, 5-10 and 186 pounds, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 and 4.56 seconds. He also hit 33.5 inches in the vertical jump, 10-feet-4-inches in the broad jump and completed 11 reps on the bench press.
Thompson played three seasons at Washington State. In total, he recorded 190 tackles, six interceptions, 17 pass defenses, two forced fumbles and five recoveries over the course of 39 games.