With the 71st pick in the 2016 NFL draft, the New York Giants selected Boise State Broncos safety Darian Thompson. Thompson was rated as the 42nd best player overall and the third rated safety, per Mocking The Draft rankings.
The Giants are getting a playmaker in Thompson who has very instinctive abilities to get to the ball and cause a disruption with the receiver. He also can help in the running game when needed making him a defensive back who can stay on the field in nearly any down-and-distance situation.
Strengths: He is Boise State's all-time leader in interceptions with 19, and more often than not his chances pay off with a pick or a pass break up. He is very physical and goes through the pass catcher to disrupt the catch process which leads to interceptions or just an incomplete pass.
Weakness: Thompson might be a bit too aggressive at times and those may not fly in the NFL with much better athletes. He also has to play catch up sometimes when he was asked to be cover a wide receiver and let them behind him or just lost them in coverage too many times.. He can be a bulldozer at time and just attack an oncoming ball carrier or receiver with the ball and that can lead to missed tackles.
Here are Thompson's highlights: