LOL wow, just when you thought the Raiders were turning a new leaf, they waste 24 million dollars on a scrub. The Raiders totally wasted that money on Nate Allen when they could have used that to sign a superior safety such as Reggie Nelson, Tashaun Gibson, Eric Weddle, etc.
While I'm not completely against the pick of Darron Lee, I think I would prefer they take Hunter Henry in this situation. They need a guy that can go up the middle of the field the way Finley did a few years ago. That would give them a way to combat any setback from Nelson. The pick will change though, when Thompson hopefully goes out and gets a starting quality free agent, although I won't be holding my breath.
Summary: After briefly testing the waters last summer, Thompson wisely decided to return for his junior year and became more of a focal point for Georgetown. However, he still didn't do enough to warrant being a first-round pick. He has good size and length for a NBA small forward and can shoot the ball from deep, but his lack of toughness and ability to attack the rim should have him hoping he will hear his name called sometime in the second round.
Player Comparison: James Jones. Jones has found his niche in the NBA as a role player who can provide instant offense with his perimeter shooting, but is fairly limited with the rest of his game. Thompson will enter the league with that same M.O., and unless he really develops his all-around game, he projects to be a Jones-like weapon due to his smooth outside shot.