Only five recruits in the last four years have earned a 247Sports Composite Rating of 0.9992 or higher. Two are incoming freshmen from the 2018 class (Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields) and two are projected as top-10 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft (Dexter Lawrence and Rashan Gary). The fifth, Trenton Thompson, declared for the 2018 NFL Draft but was not selected with one of the 256 picks.
Thompson was one of the highest-rated defensive tackles in the recruiting era when he dominated at Westover High School in Albany, Ga. He visited Auburn and carried offers from every notable college football program but signed with Georgia in February 2015.
The 6-foot-3, 288-pounder registered 5.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss over three seasons never earned any notable conference or national awards. After saying, “Looking ahead! #UGA19 #seniorsoon," on Instagram in December, Thompson declared for the draft in mid-January and was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.
Projected as a mid-to-late-round pick by most draft pundits, Thompson was one of 37 early entrants that were undrafted, or more than one-third of all early entrants. He is the first-ever former No. 1 recruit to go undrafted.
Thompson signed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent.