As part of our coverage leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 150 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.
Darian Thompson (DB), Boise State
6’2” | 208 lbs.
60 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 5 INT, 4 PD
"Looks the part and has enough production to warrant a close look, but that close look shows a player with below average man cover skills and a lack of awareness in zone coverage. An even greater concern is that too many big plays were allowed because he busted coverage or failed or to execute. Thompson does his best work near the line of scrimmage and has the frame and demeanor to become a box safety in the league, but it might take time." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
The New England Patriots defense wasn’t giving Mitchell Trubisky many options through the air, so he decided to take matters into his own hands at Soldier Field.
The young quarterback’s legs were the Bears’ most-effective weapon in the first quarter, as Trubisky led the team with 35 rushing yards on four carries in the opening period of play.
He capped it off with an eight-yard touchdown scramble that had him looking like Michael Vick on the field.
The Bears will need to have a more well-rounded offensive attack to keep up with teams like the Patriots, but Trubisky found what was working in the first quarter.
Perhaps most importantly, he’s been smart and safe with his running, opting to slide and go to the ground on his big plays to avoid any big hits.
His legs continue to make this offense more dynamic, to keep up with top-notch opponents like New England.
The Patriots are in town.
Khalil Mack is probably playing with a significant injury.
Stressed out? Don't blame you. So enjoy this video of Matt Forte pranking Lance Briggs:
The best pranks are the most simple ones.