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Tyquan Thornton

Tyquan Thornton


Age: 21College: Baylor

2022 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 8th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #353
Best / Worst #226 / #395
ADP #297

Roster %


The Patriots pull off another double-take-worthy pick by selecting Tyquan Thornton in the second round of the NFL Draft. Thornton tested out as an elite-level athlete at the Combine with a blazing 4.28 40-yard dash time and above 90th percentile speed and burst scores, but this pick was a massive reach. With an expected draft position of 123 per, the Patriots were seduced by the speed juice to take him this early. Thornton's prospects for early production or a high ceiling are hard to see. He will be competing for targets with DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, and their slew of tight ends and running backs on a run-first team.

Second round pick, 6'2", 181 lbs, 8 1/4" (tiny), 4.28 forty, 36.5" vertical, 10'10" broad, Baylor

Say hello to the fastest man on Earth. Well at least by the NFL Combine standards for a short period of time. Baylor's Tyquan Thorton broke John Ross' 4.22 record with an unofficial 4.21 40-yard dash - the fastest mark ever recorded. 

Although, he did not hold the record for long as his official time came in just short of the record at 4.28 seconds.

The Baylor wideout was barely on my radar for fantasy football purposes before the NFL Combine, which was clearly an oversight on my part. His speed alone will get him decent draft capital.

Thornton's speed translated well into on-field production as he graded out as a top-10 wideout in PFF receiving grade from the intermediate level of the field (10-19 yards) last season.

Positives - Great Speed, Solid Hands, Very Good Catch Radius
Negatives - Slight Frame, Won't break many tackles, Needs work on Route Running

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