Position: Safety.
School: Colorado.
Measurables: 6-foot-0, 204 pounds.
Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.60 seconds. Bench press: 17 reps. Vertical jump: 32.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches. 3-cone drill: 7.11 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.36 seconds. 60-yard shuttle: 11.65 seconds.
Career stats: 33 games, 30 starts.
Draft projection: Seventh round.

Reasons:

1. He's a big-time ball hawk. Thompson, one of three members of the Colorado secondary to make the All-Pac-12 second team, finished with seven interceptions and 16 passes defensed in 2016. That tied teammate Ahkello Witherspoon for the FBS lead. As a junior in 2015, he had three interceptions and eight passes defensed. A former high school wide receiver, Thompson has good hands and the athleticism to make plays on the ball when it's in the air.

2. He's an analytics darling. The website Pro Football Focus named Thompson college football's "best coverage defender," pointing out his seven picks tied for most among safeties. Additionally, quarterbacks had a passer rating of just 22.3 when throwing to receivers Thompson was responsible for covering, charging him with just one touchdown allowed all season.