Thompson finished among the nation's leaders with seven interceptions last season, adding 71 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and eight passes defended.
A well-rounded and rangy safety. A tall, linear athlete, he is always on the hunt with an active, fast play style, covering a lot of ground both in coverage and vs. the run. Thompson's aggressive demeanor also leads to missed plays and he needs to be more disciplined and do a better job controlling himself on the move. Nonetheless, the positives outweigh the negatives with Thompson and his versatile skill-set will be appealing at the next level.
12/29/2015 - 2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DB Darian Thompson, Sr., Boise State...Thompson's second-straight first-team selection came on the strength of a 2015 campaign with a team-high five interceptions (third-most in the Mountain West), 63 tackles (second-most on the team) and 7.5 tackles-for-loss (third on the team). A Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist this season, Thompson is the defensive team captain for a Bronco unit that ranks 24th nationally in total defense (342.1 yards per game) and fifth nationally in turnovers forced (28). The Bronco secondary is also ranked second nationally in interceptions (22). Thompson made Mountain West history Oct. 31 at UNLV, making the 19th interception of his career to become the Mountain West's all-time leader, passing Eric Weddle's mark of 18. - Boise State Football