Stefon Thompson
Stefon Thompson  LB  Syracuse | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Stefon Thompson
Height
6-1
Weight
235
College
Syracuse
Position
LB/EDGE
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Charlotte, NC
70.0/100
Player Rating
48
PositionRank
4.65
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
36
Sol tackles
22

Stefon Thompson LB/EDGE Syracuse | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Stefon Thompson LB/EDGE Syracuse
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.65 seconds
Height: 6-1 Weight: 235
Overall Rating: 70.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
88%
Pass Rush:
72%
Run Defense:
73%
Coverage:
57%
DRAFT GRADE: UDFA Position rank: #48
College Games: 22 College Snaps: 1046
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (73/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (84/100 )
Ovr Rank: #1135
College Combine Results
Draft Profile: Bio
Stefon Thompson from Julius L. Chambers High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school Thompson opted to join Syracuse.

In 2020 as a freshman Thompson saw action in 10 games and played on a total of 385 snaps for the Orange. He recorded 26 tackles, 11 assists, while adding 23 stops. In coverage Thompson notched up no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 56.3. As a pass rusher he added 13 total pressuress, which included 4 QB hurriess, 6 QB hits, and NFL1.DefenseSummary sacks on the season.

As a sophomore in 2021 Thompson played in 12 games while logging 661 snaps for the Orange. He recorded 54 tackles, 23 assists, while adding 35 stops. In coverage Thompson made no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 140.6. As a pass rusher he chalked up 28 total pressuress, and 18 QB hurriess, 3 QB hits, and 7 sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Gets pressures on inside stunts and was too explosive for college guards to handle.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Uses his low center of gravity to flash leverage and strong, violent hands to create space and shed to either side. Also spins off blocks to disengage.
  • Flashes strength to punch or stiff-arm to get off blocks. Stays with plays downfield, often making tackles even after being hit by multiple linemen.
  • Reads quarterbacks eyes and reacts quickly to targets in zone coverage.
  • Handles misdirection well with quick change-of-direction ability. Comes downhill quickly against the run when he has an open lane.
  • Shows the closing burst and footwork to work well in tight areas.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Generally an effective openfield tackler but doesn't wrap up consistently. Shows only average awareness in coverage.
  • His lateral agility and burst often put him in position to make big plays, but he takes questionable routes to the ball and struggles to avoid blockers when in pursuit.
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How other scouting services rate Stefon Thompson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
257.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
44.0