Cardinals take Jalen Thompson in 5th round of Supplemental Draft

Cardinals take Jalen Thompson in 5th round of supplemental draft

Cardinals were the first and only team to draft someone in the NFL Supplemental Draft.  They selected safety Jalen Thompson from Washington State in the 5th round. Jalen Thompson reportedly lost his final year of NCAA eligibility after taking an over-the-counter supplement and entered the draft. 

Viewed by many as the best prospect in the supplemental draft, Thompson was widely expected to be taken in the later rounds after compiling 190 tackles, 11 sacks, six interceptions, 17 passes defended and two forced fumbles in three seasons at WSU.

NFL.com had this to say on the new safety, " (Thompson) is a stellar tackler with a nose for the football and could battle for backup snaps behind Budda Baker and D.J. Swearinger despite not having the advantage of the pre-training camp workouts with his new squad. Interestingly, the Cards just drafted safety Deionte Thompson out of Alabama in the fifth-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Analyst Tony Pauline reported that some in the Cardinals organization viewed Jalen as a better player and prospect than Deionte."

How do you feel about giving up a 5th round pick for S Thompson? Do you think he can contribute this year? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure to follow me on Twitter @TylerJaggi

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Tommy Jaggi
Tommy Jaggi

Don't see teams take advantage of the Supplemental draft very often. Probably worth the risk.