Broc Thompson NFL Draft

Broc Thompson

  • WR Purdue
  • Senior
  • #253
  • 6'3"
  • 190lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big Ten

Prospect Summary

Broc Thompson 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Father, Ryan, played 10 years in the MLB and won a World Series with the Yankees
  • Brother, Trevor, played basketball at Virginia Tech and Ohio State and played professionally overseas


  • Scheme tendencies: A multiple offense with a mixture of pro-style, spread, pistol, and I-formation
  • 2022 projected role: Starting outside receiver

Pros: In 2020, Broc Thompson’s brother Cade was diagnosed with cancer. He transferred to Purdue in 2021 to be closer to his brother. Thompson featured in his first season with Purdue in the X-receiver role. He operated as the deep threat for the Boilermakers’ offense. The combination of his speed and stride created the vertical push. He displays plus body control to be a back-shoulder threat for his QB. Thompson does a good job working the sidelines. He plucks the ball at its highest point and away from his frame. He shows good confidence tracking the football down the field. I love his toughness—it shows up at the catch point and as a blocker. He possesses solid stop/start ability to sell double moves and evade aggressive defenders after the catch.

Cons: Broc Thompson is a bit high-hipped. This causes issues with rotational fluidity out of route breaks. His production has been pedestrian and does not match his skill set up to this point. He’s expected to see an increase in snap share with the departures of David Bell and Milton Wright, so if there is any season for Thompson to breakout, this is it. His release package leaves a lot to be desired. He is not a twitched-up or quick mover, hindering his ability to manipulate DBs’ leverage in press alignment. This raises questions on how he will handle longer and more athletic cornerbacks.

Broc Thompson NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson