LSU linebacker/safety Corey Thompson was taking in the sights at One Bills Drive Tuesday, presumably as part of a pre-draft visit with the Buffalo Bills, who are wrapping up their meetings Wednesday. The news surfaced when Thompson’s former college teammate, Tre’Davious White, added a picture of Thompson (looking dapper in a suit and tie) to his Instagram story at OTAs.
Thompson is a sixth-year senior for the Tigers, having applied for an extra year of eligibility from the NCAA. In 2014 he redshirted due to a knee injury suffered at the end of the 2013 season, and in 2016 he missed the season with an ankle injury.
He has played both linebacker and safety in his career, mainly as a reserve, and was a mainstay on LSU’s kick coverage teams. In 2017, he saw the most extensive action of his career, tallying 43 total tackles and six sacks. The six-foot-two 228-pounder projects as a backup SAM linebacker who can take care of business on special teams, in a similar vein to last year’s selection of Tanner Vallejo.
Thompson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2015 and spent the past two seasons working on a master’s in liberal arts. He’s likely to slot in as a seventh round pick or priority free agent for a team.