The San Diego Chargers will be in search of a safety in the offseason with Eric Weddle becoming a free agent. The team will allow Weddle to walk and will be looking for someone in the draft to pick up the slack at the position. One of the top safety prospects coming out is Boise State S Darian Thompson. The Chargers held a meeting with Thompson during Senior Bowl practice on Tuesday, according to Walter Football.
Thompson is the top rated free safety on a lot of boards and would likely be drafted in the 2nd round and could be a possibility with the Chargers 3rd round selection.
Thompson is an aggressive defender and looks for the picks. He was among the nation’s leaders with 7 interceptions and will be someone that can compete for a starting role on the Chargers defensive secondary. His aggressive play could lead to a few missed plays from time to time though and would be something that we would have to see in action.
The Chargers will need help at the position and Thompson will be someone we will be watching during the Senior Bowl. The Chargers definitely have some interest in the safety and will need to find some players to compete at the position.
Thompson could be a solid option for the team in the 2nd round.
Here is a recent report on Thompson from the Senior Bowl by Pro Football Focus:
1:58 p.m. Boise State safety Darian Thompson is vying to become the top free safety prospect but he’s also showing that he can be physical against tight ends in one-on-one drills. He’s graded at +35.9 the last two years, including +19.0 in coverage. — Palazzolo
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