Detroit Lions sign WR Keytaon Thompson

The 2023 NFL Draft has ended and the  Detroit Lions continued their additions this time they signed WR Keytaon Thompson from Virginia. Thompson played three seasons at Mississippi State before going to Virginia where he played another three seasons. Last year Thompson played in eight games catching 53 passes for 579 yards.

Keytaon Thompson Detroit Lions

Key Points

  • Lions sign WR Keytaon Thompson
  • Thompson played at Mississippi State and Virginia for three seasons each.

Scouting Report

via Joe Marino

- Advertisement -

Pros: Keytaon Thompson is an incredibly unique football player. A former quarterback, Thompson has emerged as a do-everything player at Virginia. He plays out wide, in the slot, as a wing, takes handoffs, and even gets to throw the football on occasion. There is something very natural and instinctive about how Thompson makes plays. While he may not be a master of anything, he looks comfortable in so many different ways. He’s a natural competitor and playmaker. Thompson has outstanding field vision and awareness. As a receiver, Thompson offers a large catch radius, confident hands, ball skills, and the ability to stay leveraged as a route-runner. As a runner, Thompson makes nifty cuts and does such a good job of manipulating tacklers. He’s a smooth athlete with impressive competitive toughness. He has the makings of the next Brad Smith/Joe Webb-type player in the NFL. He’s just so efficient with his opportunities to contribute. 

Cons: There’s no denying the variety of ways Keytaon Thompson can make an impact, but he isn’t refined in any one area—which is to be expected for his arc as a football player. He flashes plenty of nuance as both a runner and receiver, but can he become more complete in either area? It’s fair to question how the impact he has made at Virginia translates to the next level. He will turn 25 during his rookie season.

Keytaon Thompson Virginia Highlights

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement MGID -
- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Dan Dickerson calls Javier Baez’s game-winning 3-run double [Video]

Need a little lunch time pick me up? Take a listen to Dan Dickerson calling Javier Baez's big hit from Monday night!
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -