Thompson has a limited pool of teams where he fits. His ceiling is very low, both as a rookie and in an NFL career overall. However, he does have a good foundation and all his weaknesses, except for hand strength, can be improved upon.
Arm strength is everything in the modern NFL, something that Thompson only has adequately. That and his hand size are his biggest drawbacks, while mobility is currently Thompson’s biggest positive.
He is a Kansas State fan favorite and one of the school’s most productive quarterbacks. However, Thompson is far from a sure thing for any NFL team. Several factors, including need, scheme fit, and intangibles, would need to go Thompson’s way for a team to draft him. Not saying he is a bad player by any means, but he is not a great prospect.
Thompson has been a great ambassador for the Wildcats, but he has a 50/50 shot of getting drafted. Whether it is via the draft or as an undrafted free agent, Thompson deserves nothing but the best. If his best days of football are behind him, he gave everything for Kansas State and left thousands of fans with unforgettable moments.