Christian Thompson at a glance

Safety, South Carolina State

Ht./Wt.: 6 foot,  211 pounds

Born: June 14, 1990, Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)

College highlights: Thompson had 140 tackles, two fumble recoveries and three interceptions in 33 games at South Carolina State. ... Returned four kickoffs for a 20.5 average at South Carolina State. ... Started all 11 games at free safety as a senior. ... Had one tackle in ten games as a freshman at Auburn. 

Personal:Received advice on his pro career from Ravens safety Ed Reed. According to Thompson, Reed told him to “Stay humble, stay hungry and save your money."

Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Thompson: "Big, physical. He fits the mold of [our first three picks]. There's a theme to our draft right now. He's a hard hitter. Teryl Austin says he's a thick hitter. He really gets after people physically. Ended up at South Carolina State for various reasons. I think he's learned from any mistakes he made. He's a humble guy. He's got a little bit to prove in his mind."