Cardinals take Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft

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Former Washington State safety Jalen Thompson is heading to Arizona.

Thompson was chosen by the Cardinals with a fifth-round pick in today’s supplemental draft, according to multiple reports.

A surprise entrant in the supplemental draft after the NCAA stripped him of his eligibility for testing positive for a banned substance, Thompson was viewed by many as a potential second-day pick next year, so getting him with a fifth-round pick seems like a good move. Although he is getting a late start, having missed all of the offseason, if he has a strong preseason he could contribute from Week One as a rookie.

Having used the pick today, the Cardinals now do not have that pick in the regular 2020 draft. (It isn’t currently known whether the Cardinals used their own fifth-round pick or the Dolphins’ fifth-round pick, which they acquired in the Josh Rosen trade.) But the team that had the first overall pick in the regular draft now thinks it has added another talented rookie to its 2019 roster.

14 responses to “Cardinals take Jalen Thompson in supplemental draft

  1. They’ll have a top five pick next year to trade down from; maybe they can get a replacement 5th in whatever package they’re offered.

  2. Between DJ Swearinger, Budda Baker, Newly drafted Dionte Thompson out of Alabama and Jalen Thompson Arizona’s Safety room is looking pretty strong. With Patrick Peterson, Robert Alford, Newly drafted Byron Murphy out of UDUB and backup Trumaine Brock at CB Arizona’s secondary as a whole is looking very strong. Arizona also has Brandon Williams at CB but he is a horrible CB and on the team purely for his special teams value as a gunner.

  3. There may not be much difference between using their own 5th round 2020 pick or Miami’s. One team is bad with a rookie QB and a rookie coach. The other is accused of tanking 2020 already. These teams might have the first two picks each round.

  4. hawkkiller says:
    July 10, 2019 at 3:38 pm
    Between DJ Swearinger, Budda Baker, Newly drafted Dionte Thompson out of Alabama and Jalen Thompson Arizona’s Safety room is looking pretty strong. With Patrick Peterson, Robert Alford, Newly drafted Byron Murphy out of UDUB and backup Trumaine Brock at CB Arizona’s secondary as a whole is looking very strong. Arizona also has Brandon Williams at CB but he is a horrible CB and on the team purely for his special teams value as a gunner.
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    Yeah, with all of that second-rate talent in the secondary, the Cards might just be able to overtake the Niners for third place in the NFC West. Score!

  5. tvguy22 says:
    July 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm
    Although the circumstances are different, whenever I hear “Supplemental Draft”, I always think of Reggie White.

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    Unfortunately for me, that brings up the memory of Dave Brown, Duke QB, NY Giants… ugh

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