Multiple media reports confirm that the New York Giants moved closer to inking their entire rookie draft class whne they agreed to terms on Wednesday with third round pick Darian Thompson. A standard four-year deal where he makes an $837,136 with a bonus. The team left fourth-round linebacker B.J. Goodson as the only unsigned draft pick. Thompson started with 44 games at Boise State and had over 19 interceptions over the course of his college career.
Thompson’s signing has been notified several hours later after he spend some time at organized team activities. This was the first time Thompson worked exclusively with the other starters and fellow players. The rookie recovered a fumble during practices and is in the process of learning the playbook.
“I’m not really worried about it right now,” Thompson said from his workout. “Like I said, I’m focusing on learning the system and how they do things. The depth chart is up to the coaches.”
It seems to be that Thompson is becoming an immediate factor in the battle for the team starting him in a free safety position. He’s now competing for a starting spot against players like Nat Berhe, Bennett Jackson and Mykkele Thompson. With the three players having little injuries, this can lead Thompson into having a real chance playing and starting the 2016 season. Thompson was a great selection from the Giants. The team had to think and decide between groups of players, however, Thompson was their pick based on his skills. They selected him before the Chicago Bears were preparing to select him as their third-round pick.
“This guy’s a ball hawk. His instincts are what separates [him],” Vice President Player Evaluation Marc Ross said. “He can anticipate where a route is, where a ball is going and he jumps on it. And that’s what distinguishes him with making interceptions.”
Guess we will have to see as Thompson shows off his skills in the 2016 season. We hope he and the other fellow drafters will make the team go to the Super Bowl. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.