The Houston Texans were one of 26 teams who were on hand for Washington State safety Jalen Thompson workout on Wednesday. Thompson is one of a handful of prospects who are entering the NFL’s Supplemental Draft.
The Texans sent their director of college scouting James Lippfert to get a closer look at Thompson during his workout.
Thompson declared for the Supplemental Draft after losing his final season of eligibility due to violation of NCAA rules. The violation stems from a purchase of an over-the-counter supplement from a local nutrition store.
In 2018, Thompson had 67 total tackles with two interceptions, and ten passes defended.
After a strong junior season, Thompson opted to return to school after WSU’s strong 2018 campaign. Listed as a Bednarik Award watch list candidate in 2018, he was considered to be one of the top safeties in the conference entering the 2019 season.
Thompson was a Freshman All-American in 2016 where he started all 13 games posting 51 total tackles and seven passes broken up. For his career with the Cougars, Thompson appeared in 39 games and had 191 total tackles with six interceptions and 23 passes defended.
Other players of note entering the NFL’s Supplemental draft are Syracuse linebacker Shyhem Cullen, West Virginia Wide Receiver Marcus Simms, and Northland Community College tight end Devonaire Clarington.
The draft starts on July 10th.
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