Houston Texans attended Washington State University’s safety Jalen Thompson’s workout with 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft taking place today.
With training camp taking place later this month, the Houston Texans decided to send their brass to Washington to take in Jalen Thompson’s workout prior to the NFL Supplemental Draft. Alongside the Texans, there 25 other teams who were present to scout Thompson as he went through several drills.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Thompson is expected to be one of the players eligible for the 2019 NFL Supplemental Draft to be selected. He finished his final season with the Cougars with 66 total tackles, two interceptions, and eight pass deflections.
Tony Pauline of draftanalysts.com reported that Thompson had a 33.5-inch vertical leap, was timed 11.68 seconds in the 60-yard shuttle, 4.16 seconds in the short shuttle and 6.98 seconds in the three-cone drill. He was timed at 4.47 seconds and 4.56 seconds at the 40-yard run section of his workout.
Texans have a small group of safeties going into this year’s training camp. Their group currently comprises of Justin Reid, Tashaun Gipson, Jahleel Addae, A.J. Moore, undrafted rookies Chris Johnson from North Alabama and Austin Exford from Appalachian State University.
Thompson will be at a disadvantage as a rookie as he will have a lot of learning to catch up on with the playbook from any of the potential 32 NFL teams that draft him this late in the process but Texans could draft and stash him with the starters already set in place with Reid and Gipson
Unlike the normal draft that has already taken place, whichever team that drafts Thompson would have to forfeit a future draft pick from the next draft depending on what round the player is selected in this upcoming supplemental draft.