The New England Patriots traded up with the Kansas City Chiefs to take the fastest player in the entire draft in WR Tyquan Thornton, who ran a 4.28 at the combine.
Thornton’s unofficial 4.21 40, which would have been a Combine record, did not stand up, he still flashed in Indy, running a 4.28 official with a 36.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump. That performance came on the back of an impressive senior season in which he logged a 62-948-10 line as Baylor’s leading receiver. Thornton matches his legit deep speed with impressive ball skills that could make him a dangerous field stretcher. He will challenge for a top 3 WR role out of the gate.
He finished his career at Baylor with 143 receptions for 2,242 yards and 19 touchdowns.
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Tyquan Thornton. Best of. 2019 pic.twitter.com/lInDm4yzmK
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