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Georgia’s Trenton Thompson being looked at as 1st-round pick for 2018 NFL draft

Trent Thompson
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Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson entered his college career as the consensus No. 1 overall prospect for the 2015 national recruiting class.


So far, Thompson has lived up to the hype with two solid campaigns during his time in Athens, which included a team-best five sacks, as well as winning the overall MVP and Defensive MVP awards during last season’s AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory over TCU.

NFL scouts have started to take notice. According to WalterFootball.com, an anonymous scout mentioned Thompson among the top potential first-round prospects in next year’s draft.

“Off the top of my head, guys that I think will get first-round love come draft time include: Derwin James (FSU), Trent Thomspson (UGA), Dontavious Russell (Auburn), Malik Jefferson (UT), Sam Hubbard (OSU), Adonis Alexander (VT), Vita Vea (UW), Christian Wilkins (Clemson), Iman Mashall (USC), Kevin Toliver (LSU), Dre’Mont Jones (OSU), Tavares McFaddden (FSU), Josh Sweat (FSU), Andrew Brown (UVA) …. Ronnie Harrison and Matthew Thomas are wildcards because their physical talent is incredible. I’m not saying they’ll all-go there, but physically and off flashes, they’re clear first-round talents.”

Thompson withdrew from classes in February in order to deal with an unspecified medical issue, which stemmed from an accident in which he had to be treated at the hospital. However, he remained with the team during that time and will be re-enrolled in summer classes at Georgia this June.

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