Tariq Thompson
Safety from San Diego State 2021 Draft Profile
Tariq Thompson
Height
6-0
Weight
210 lbs
College
San Diego State
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
San Diego CA
67/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank
4.61
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
41
Sol tackles
25

Tariq Thompson S San Diego State Draft Profile

Buffalo Bills Signed as an undrafted free agent by Buffalo Bills
Strengths
  • Does a nice job using his eyes to read and react quickly. Smart, disciplined defender who makes plays on the ball and contesting throws.
  • Strong hands to make plays on the ball, effective blitzer who shows well-coached technique and awareness.
  • Has smooth body control with the fluid ability to plant and redirect in any direction. Plays fast and decisive, arriving to the play with fierce intentions.
  • Patient and flexible in his drops and looks natural in space. Aggressive with an active playing style to work through the action - doesn't back down against the run
  • Does a very good job of reading the eyes of the quarterback and reacting with good field awareness and ball skills.
Weaknesses
  • Needs to get stronger. Too easily lost in the trash. Not a sudden athlete and shows body stiffness when attempting to quickly redirect.
  • Has below-average measurables for the position and lacks ideal length.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
  • Lacks the timed speed to mirror and maintain contact downfield. Loses the ball on slow-developing plays and has a tendency to reach and grab when he gets antsy.

How other scouting services rate Tariq Thompson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
231.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
47.0