Scouting Report
Prospect:  Brandon Thompson






         
School:           Clemson
Ht:  6'2"       Wt:  314
Eligibility:       Sr
Uniform:       #98

Position #1:       DT43
Position Rank:      8
Overall Rank:       67

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Report Prepared: February 20, 2012

Brandon Thompson can play 4-3 DT or 3-4 DE. He's probaly better suited to play 4-3 DT in the NFL where he can penatrate and wreak havoc in the backfield. Thompson uses his hands incredibly well and has the strenght and initial quickness to overwelm most guards and centers. He has the potential to dominate games. The only knock on the Clemson product is, he's not a dynamic pass rusher, although he can flush the QB out of the pocket on occassions. Thompson has a great motor, will play until the whistle and does not wear down easily. The senior lacks the dominant strength to win many double-team matchups; typically more of a space-eater than a playmaker. He's a player that will impact the game but will not have great stats. 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. Hes an intelligent player, on and off the field, and has a reputation as a hard worker.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Marcus Stroud

Strengths
- Great run-stuffer
- Versiltile
- Powerfull frame
- Draws alot of double teams


Weaknesses
- Isn't a dominate pass rusher
- Doesn't bat down a lot of balls




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