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Deionte Thompson declares for the NFL Draft

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The decision went down to the wire, but he’s making the jump.

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Deionte Thompson was unable to make up his mind by Friday’s press conference, but reports surfaced last night that he had decided to go pro. Today, he made that official.

Deionte has plenty of ability as a rangy safety with the willingness to play in the box. He showed out in a big way during the 2017 playoffs, and played well for the lion’s share of this season. He does still have the pending felony assault charge in Texas to attend to, but Saban seemed confident that nothing would come of it. That’s about the only thing that may keep him out of the first round.

Good luck, Deionte, and Roll Tide!