Darian Thompson talks turnovers, leadership

The ball-hawking safety understands that forcing turnovers is in his nature, but it also comes from a great deal of hard work and film study.

New selected third round pick Darian Thompson of the New York Giants was finally able to discuss his selection and what he can bring to the league. He is very known to be outspoken on and off the field. In order to have that respect, Thompson says he has to know the playbook.

“ So first things first, i have to learn the playbook as much as possible before i get out there,” noted Thompson.

Thompson is ready show the coaches what a hard worker and a selfless player.

“” i'm ready to get to work and help benefit the team,” stated the Giants third round selection.

Being vocal is very important to Thompson especially when it comes to playing safety in the secondary. When asked about why it is so important to him, Thompson admitted that it's just in his nature

“ I feel it is very important for a safety to be able to command in the secondary because they can see everything most of the time,” said the rookie safety.

Being very knowledgeable about the position is something that he will need to pick up because he has no experience playing it at the pro level. Thompson is very confident in his ability to draw interceptions, fumbles, and turnovers. We will see if the former Boise State Bronco can bring it the highest level of football. 

"I don’t think it’s that easy, said Thompson of forcing turnovers. "There’s a lot of work that goes into it. If you have the right study habits and mentality, it can happen. A lot of it comes with instinct and film study. I believe I have that ability, but I have to continue to work to keep it that way."

 


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