Best destinations for safety Deionte Thompson in upcoming NFL Draft"> Earl Thomas out, does Seattle draft Deionte Thompson?
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Best destinations for safety Deionte Thompson in upcoming NFL Draft

Adam Hagy - USA TODAY Sports

With free agency in the books for the National Football League and a few former Alabama football standouts getting paid, our attention turns to the draft in April and the new wave of talented athletes that look to take the league by storm. 

Deionte Thompson, one of those athletes, is listed as the top-rated safety prospect in this draft class – despite him not taking part in workouts during the NFL Combine.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder had a strong junior season as a first-year starter – regardless of struggles versus Clemson in the College Football Playoff title game – through 15 matchups in 2018. 

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Thompson finished second in tackles with 78 and totaled six pass breakups, two interception and three forced fumbles, to earn consensus All-American honors. After watching Earl Thomas II sign with the Ravens, the closest thing to the three-time NFL All-Pro (first team) selection is Thompson for the Seattle Seahawks.

Both guys hail from Orange, Texas and attended West-Orange Stark High School. Thomas has much respect for the former Crimson Tide defensive back and said via Twitter that Thompson “will be a baller” at the next level. 

Drafting him would make the most sense for Seattle, as it holds the 21st overall pick, but listed below are some other potential destinations for Thompson. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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