It didn't take long to figure out why Kendall Thompson is the 14th ranked linebacker in the nation as well as a member of the Longhorns top ranked recruiting class. Just looking at the blue-chip defender lets you know there's something special about him.
At 6-foot-2, 235-pounds, Thompson looked like a men playing amongst boys in the first round of the 7-on-7 tournament. He was able to back up his intimidating appearance with a solid performance on the field.
Thompson showed good quickness and lateral movement for a man his size. He also showed his ability to read the quarterback and break on the ball during one play, which was without a doubt his best of the day.
The blue-chip linebacker dropped into shallow zone coverage as the quarterback was trying to find a receiver. He read the quarterbacks eyes and realized there was a man to his left, he then made a quick cut to jump the route and make an impressive interception.
It is often hard to evaluate a linebacker in 7-on-7 because they are not allowed to tackle or shed blocks, which are two of the most important aspects of the position. But it is obvious that Thompson possesses the athletic ability and instincts that are necessary to succeed at the next level.