Texans Reportedly Put In 5th-Rd Bid For Supplemental S Jalen Thompson


According to Tony Pauline of PFN, the Houston Texans put in a fifth-round bid for Washington State S Jalen Thompson, but ultimately lost out to the Cardinals, who had the higher priority in the Supplemental Draft.

Pauline was told that the Packers decided to not use a pick on Thompson and were instead preparing to “go hard” after him as a free agent in the event he wound up going undrafted.

Other teams that were interested in Thompson, per Pauline, were the Vikings and Jets. Pauline says the Vikings had been doing “a lot of digging deep” on Thompson and the belief was that they put in a late-round bid for him. The Jets, on the other hand, preferred to sign him as an undrafted free agent.

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. 

The Athletic’s Dane Brugler compares Thompson to former Lions S Glover Quin.

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.

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