Colorado Buffaloes safety Tedric Thompson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks 111th overall in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Thompson joins the “Legion of boom” as the third CU player picked in the draft and all from the vaunted secondary.
Thompson had an incredibly successful career in Boulder and also performed well in the East-West Shrine Game:
He finished his career with 13 interceptions, tied for fifth on CU’s all-time list as well as tied for the most over the last 23 seasons. He also concluded his career tied for sixth in pass deflections (34) and 38th in tackles with 246 (172 solo). He played in the 2017 East-West Shrine Game, recording seven tackles (five solo, one for a loss) in helping the West team to a 10-3 win.
Tedric Thompson is a game-changing playmaker at safety. His 7 interceptions were best in Pac12 and his 22 pass break ups were second in NCAA— RalphieReport (@RalphieReport) April 29, 2017
Thompson, a great all-around athlete will be matched with defensive coordinator Kris Richard, who is a true product of coach Pete Carroll’s coaching system. At 6’1” and 205 pounds his size is deceiving because he’s a cover corner who’s able to climb the ladder. Thompson’s physical nature makes him a great fit for Seattle at free safety. He joins former Buffaloes’ Paul Richardson and Will Pericak as the Seahawks’ newest member in the secondary with Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Earl Thomas.
Tedric Thompson: I love watching Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, excited to learn from them #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) April 29, 2017
Coach Mike MacIntyre praised Thompson for his discipline on the field saying, "Tedric is a young man who overcame a lot to be where he is today. Even while he was at CU, his work ethic and his tenacity to keep going is what has made him special. It's a great pick by the Seattle Seahawks because he fits their system perfectly, that middle-roaming safety."
Welcome to the league, Tedric.