After receiving great news of an aggravated assault felony case against him being dismissed, Deionte Thompson returns to training for the NFL Draft.
Despite his projection as the No. 1 safety prospect for this year’s venue, the native Texan suffered a slight setback in his preparation. According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Thompson had surgery on Friday to repair a torn ligament in his wrist.
#Bama safety Deionte Thompson, one of the top safety prospects in the NFL Draft, had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist Friday morning, source said. Unlikely he will take part in the Combine next week in Indianapolis, but no issues long term.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 23, 2019
While he will not miss any action in terms of the National Football League, Thompson will likely not participate in the Combine on next week. Per a source, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine was told that Thompson’s agent “insisted” on him getting the surgery.
Alabama will have its Pro Day on Tuesday, March 19 and the former four-star will wait until then to impress NFL scouts. When it comes to a Super Bowl champion and a fellow Texan, Earl Thomas III of the Seattle Seahawks is highly impressed with Thompson. A six-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time first team All-Pro honoree, Thomas was an All-American at the University of Texas in 2009 and was selected 14th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.
?? D.T will make a huge impact whoever gets him . Str8 baller https://t.co/uIOmGHzlDr
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) February 23, 2019
Like Thompson, Thomas attended West Orange-Stark High School.
Thompson finished last season as a consensus All-American in his first year starting at free safety for the Crimson Tide.
He collected 78 tackles (second on team) and had six pass breakups with two interceptions. His range between the numbers, secure tackling and ball skills make an ideal first-round pick.
Pro Day will be a moment for Thompson to showcase everything.
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