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Meet Mykkele Thompson, the most unexpected pick of the NFL draft

A year ago the Texas Longhorns were shut out of the NFL draft. Not a single player selected for the first time since 1937. That's 77 consecutive years with at least one player taken.   In 2015, they had five players drafted, including one who never even expected it.   Frankly, neither did New York Giants fans. When Big Blue selected Texas defensive back Mykkele Thompson in the...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants reach for cornerback Mykkele Thompson in fifth round

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After drafting for need with their first three picks, the Giants spent their fifth-round choice Saturday on Texas cornerback Mykkele Thompson. Thompson, a 6-foot-2, 191-pound senior, started all 13 games for the Longhorns. He played every position in the secondary during his four seasons, but had a down year as a senior. He still averaged seven tackles...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Even draft experts have never heard of the New York Giants’ fifth round pick

The New York Giants will have a whole new breed of safeties come next season. Last night they landed the consensus top pick at the position: Landon Collins of Alabama. Moments ago they doubled down by selecting Texas hybrid safety/cornerback Mykkele Thompson: The Giants' fifth round pick is Texas safety Mykkele Thompson. — Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) May 2, 2015 AROUND...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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