Posted Fri May 21st by Ian Henson
In a May that has seen a few draft picks being signed around the NFL, the Denver Broncos finally joined the rest of the league and have signed seventh round draft pick cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson.
In last April’s draft you’ll remember that the Broncos traded back into the seventh round to pick up Thompson and DE/OLB Jammie Kirlew out of Indiana. The Broncos gave up their 2011 fifth round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for two seventh round picks for the honors of picking up the two players.
At Cal, Thompson also served as a punt returner following the departure of DeSean Jackson in 2008. NFL Draft Scout projected Thompson as a first or second round prospect and he was rated amongst many sources as one of the best corners in the league prior to the 2009 season.
Press release after the click.BRONCOS SIGN 2010 NFL DRAFT CHOICE CB SYD’QUAN THOMPSON
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Friday signed cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson, whom they selected in the seventh round (225th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft from the University of California. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thompson (5-foot-9, 187 pounds) earned first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors during each of his final two years at California, where he set a school record by starting all 52 possible games during his four-year career.
He also set the school mark with 36 passes broken up in addition to posting seven interceptions (204 yds.), 257 tackles (166 solo) and 20 tackles for a loss (65 yds.) for the Golden Bears.
A three-time all-state selection at Grant High School in Sacramento, Calif., Thompson was born on Feb. 7, 1987.