The Arizona Cardinals selected Alabama safety Deionte Thompson as the first pick in the fifth round and overall no. 139 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday. Thompson was a projected third-rounder who may have slid due to injury concerns. In 2018, Thompson led Alabama in solo tackles (48) and forced fumbles (four). He earned first-team All-America and first-team All-SEC honors as a junior and was a part of two national championship teams at Alabama (2015, 2017).
Rookie Reel - Deionte Thompson
Check out rookie S Deionte Thompson in action.
Highlight - Rookie Reps
Watch as the players kickoff rookie minicamp
Thompson - 'Glad To Be Here'
S Deionte Thompson talks to the media during his introductory press conference.
Keim And Kingsbury Wrap The Draft
GM Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury speak with the media after concluding the 2019 NFL Draft.
Thompson In Action
Check out the Cardinals' fifth round pick, S Deionte Thompson in action.
Deionte Thompson Selected In Round 5
Arizona Cardinals select Alabama S Deionte Thompson No. 139 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.