Key Georgia Defender To Enter NFL Draft

Key Georgia Defender To Enter NFL Draft

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Key Georgia Defender To Enter NFL Draft

Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson has played his final game for the University of Georgia.

Defensive tackle Trenton Thompson announced on Instagram that he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

From Thompson’s Instagram:

“After long discussion with my family and coaches I have decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. I would like to thank my family, teammates, Coach Smart and the rest of the staff for all of their support the last 3 years. Coming to Athens was the best decision of my life and the memories and friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime. Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong dream of mine and I’m excited to see what the future holds. Even though I’m moving on to the next chapter, Georgia will always be home! I certainly want to thank the greatest fans in the country for their passion and support! Thank you Jolly Nation and Go Dawgs!!”

Thompson was the number one overall recruit in the class of 2015 out of Albany, Georgia.

During his sophomore season last year, Thompson performed well, recording 5 sacks. However, this past offseason, Thompson dealt with some serious medical issues followed by injuries throughout the 2017 season.

Thompson recorded 38 tackles this past season, including this memorable hit in the 2018 National Championship Game.


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