Christian Thompson

Safety Christian Thompson of South Carolina State tackles tight end George Bryan of North Carolina State in the second quarter of the 2012 East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field. (Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE / April 28, 2012)

Christian Thompson at a glance

Safety, South Carolina State

Ht./Wt.: 6 feet,  211 pounds

Born: June 4, 1990

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

College highlights: Had 86 tackles (14 solo) in 33 games at South Carolina State. ... Started all 11 games at free safety as a senior. Returned two interceptions for a total of 79 yards, and four kickoffs for 82. ... Had seven tackles, including 2.5 for loss, and deflected a pass against Appalachian State in the FCS playoffs as a sophomore. ... Made one tackle in 10 games as a freshman at Auburn.

Personal: Spoke with Ravens safety Ed Reed recently about making the transition to professional football. Reed's advice was "Stay humble, stay hungry and save your money," Thompson said.

Harbaugh on Thompson: “Big, physical. Fits the mold of [our first three picks.] There's a theme to our draft right now. He's a hard hitter. ... Ended up at South Carolina State for various reasons. I think he's learned from whatever mistakes he made. He's a humble guy. He's got a little bit of something to prove in his mind.”