From the #MoneyGang to the #LegionofBoom.
With the fourth pick on day three of the 2017 NFL Draft (111th overall), Colorado’s Tedric Thompson will be joining Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas in the Seattle Seahawks secondary. As you can see from the video below, Thompson got emotional when he got the call from Seahawks general manager John Schneider.
A 6’0, 205-lb free safety hailing from Valencia, California, Thompson was a four-year starter for the Buffs finishing his career with 215 tackles and 13 interceptions. His senior season in Boulder, Thompson (along with fellow defensive back teammate Ahkello Witherspoon) led the nation with 23 total passes defended and tied for third with seven interceptions. Thompson joins fellow Buffs wide receiver Paul Richardson and defensive tackle Will Pericak on Seattle’s roster.
Here is some reaction around twitter to Thompson being selected:
Leigon of Boom added another weapon. pic.twitter.com/xGVl1F6hwo— Matt Sisneros (@Matt_Sisneros) April 29, 2017
SEATTLE!!!!— Afolabi Laguda (@FizzyFo1) April 29, 2017
(Shay’s image is via @Matt_Sisneros)
I like the Tedric Thompson pick. Dude seems to be around the ball all the damned time.— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) April 29, 2017
Tedric Thompson is the first #cubuffs safety selected in the NFL Draft since Michael Lewis in 2002.— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) April 29, 2017
Colorado is one of five schools thus far to have three DBs draft this year, joining Florida, Michigan, Ohio State and Washington.— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) April 29, 2017