Tariq Thompson has been one of the best players in the Mountain West Conference since his freshman season in 2017. As a True Freshman, Tariq Thompson has been ballin.
Thompson, as a true freshman was named to the USA Today All-American team. He was a second team All-Conference player who finished the season with 63 tackles with five interceptions. He started every game as a freshman.
In 2018, he once again landed on the All-Conference team as a second team selection. He played in every game as well and finished with 60 tackles, and two interceptions, but broke up 8 passes.
As a junior, he became the first Aztec safety to make Mountain West All-American teams three years in a row. He was on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List which goes out to the best defensive back in football. He was robbed of first team in 2019 to be honest, but he will have a chance to redeem himself in 2019.
Thompson finished last season with 55 tackles, 4 interceptions and and eight pass break ups. I love his film and he has been one of the most outstanding players in college football.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
Tariq Thompson is one of the most athletic safeties in the NCAA. He has started every game since his freshman season and has been a beast in the secondary. He is a ball hawk, that has brought home hardware three years in a row as an All-Conference player. In 2020, I would not be surprised to see him on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch list again and leading the Aztecs to some huge wins in the Mountain West. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds, Owner