Former NFL Player Highlights ‘Sheer Speed’ Of Draft Prospect Deven Thompkins
SALT LAKE CITY – Former NFL linebacker Stevenson Sylvester highlighted the “sheer speed” of Deven Thompkins while breaking down the Utah State wide receiver as a draft prospect.
Sylvester, who played in the league from 2010-14, discussed Thompkins’ potential as an NFL player during KSL TV’s SportsBeat on Sunday, March 27.
During the film breakdown, Sylvester highlighted Thompkins’ speed and route running as things that will separate him from other players.
Deven Thompkins continues to be good. pic.twitter.com/2HOZ0KTy1M
— Matthew L Glade (@matthewLksl) November 6, 2021
The former NFL player said that the USU standout is comparable to Kansas City Chiefs wideout Mecole Hardman or former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace, both of which are known for their excellent speed on the gridiron.
Sylvester, along with SportsBeat’s Jeremiah Jensen and Sam Farnsworth also discussed Thompkins’ exceptional performance at the Utah State NFL Pro Day where the wide receiver put up the following numbers:
Pro Day Results
Measurements: 5-foot-7-inches, 167 pounds
40-Yard: 4.35 seconds
Vertical Jump: 38.5 inches
Broad Jump: 132 inches
Three-Cone: 6.98 seconds
Short-Shuttle: 4.18 seconds
For more on Sylvester’s breakdown of Thompkins, see the video above.
About Deven Thompkins
Thompkins played for the Aggies from 2018-21.
The senior from Fort Myers, Florida recorded 171 receptions for 2,519 yards and 15 touchdowns during his USU career. He added 15 rushes for 138 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
This Country’s leading wide receiver is 5’8, plays for Utah State and plays like he’s 6’5. Deven Thompkins is the wonder kid. Watch him high point this ball. pic.twitter.com/nco2hspaR4
— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) November 16, 2021
In 2021, Thompkins had a career-high 102 catches for 1,704 yards and 10 touchdowns. He finished the season as the nation’s second-leading receiver in yards.
He also helped USU to an 11-3 record, a Mountain West title, and an LA Bowl victory last season.
His name is Deven Thompkins and he does stuff like this!
— Utah State Athletics (@USUAthletics) November 1, 2020
2022 NFL Draft
The draft is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 28-30.
It will be broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.
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