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."