Brandon Thompson scouting report

Brandon Thompson DT Clemson # 98
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 310

Strengths:
A tough, physical player with an impressive motor. Does a great job of staying low and using leverage to his advantage. A strong bull rusher who often draws doubles teams. Uses lack of height to his advantage against taller offensive linemen. Elite quickness off the snap; explodes forward, generating momentum which is difficult for any offensive linemen to slow without help. A decent athlete for his size; will make some plays in pursuit. Plays to the whistle; quick to get up when knocked down. Effort definitely stands out on the field. Has the strength to potentially play nose tackle.
Weaknesses:
Lacks elite size; slightly shorter than most defensive tackles. Limited ability as a pass rusher; lacks an array of pass rush moves to fight his way into the backfield if he doesn’t beat his man off the snap. Lacks the dominant strength to win many double-team matchups; typically more of a space-eater than a difference maker.
Comments:
Thompson lacks the elite measurables of a top prospect at his position, but has the skills necessary to be a starter at the next level. He’s an intelligent player, on and off the field, and has a reputation as a hard worker who plays with an impressive motor on field.
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Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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