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Brandon Thompson Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: ACC
School: Clemson Tigers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #98
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 310 lbs.
Drafted 3.30 in 2012 by CIN

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

Thompson has a ton of experience as he prepares to depart Clemson and take his talents to the next level. The defensive tackle played in 12 games as a freshman, started 24 games over his sophomore and junior campaigns, and has started all nine games so far this season. He had 7.5 tackles and 15 quarterback hurries last year and this season he has 52 tackles (third on the team) and 14 quarterback hurries (second on the team).

Thompson has good size at 6'2'' and 310 pounds. He generally runs around 5.0 in the 40-yard dash and has been clocked as fast as 4.92 from that distance. The Thomasville, GA native is explosive off the ball with a quick first set and he can cause havoc in the trenches. Thompson is far from a stat machine, but he draws double-teams from opposing offensive lines and manages to disrupt plays on a consistent basis. In the NFL, Thompson could play either in a 4-3 scheme or line up at nose tackle in a 3-4. He probably doesn't have time left this season to amp up his stock, but with a decent combine he should be a first-round pick in the 2012 draft.

Last Updated Nov-09-2011 by Ricky Dimon

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