Pats 2nd Round #50 Pick -- Tyquan Thornton

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Drink some high shelf tequila tonight...all bets are off!

The dew is fast AF tho...I will say that.

Forget that he's a 3rd day pick.
 

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I can live with it. I'm not over the moon, but not a horrible pick. He's got world-class speed and he's 6'2" with pretty good hands. I don't think he's quite the reach Kiper, etc are making him out to be.
 

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I get that he was projected later, but size and speed matter. He fast as hell, and almost 6’3. Who knows what he turns into, but this isn’t like Harry. He probably needs to gain some weight, but at least he’s big and fast.
 

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I can live with it. I'm not over the moon, but not a horrible pick. He's got world-class speed and he's 6'2" with pretty good hands. I don't think he's quite the reach Kiper, etc are making him out to be.
Kiper unironically said JaMarcus Russell would be the next John Elway. :coffee:
 

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I would've liked it in the 4th round. It's like someone is whispering to BB, "Hey, if you don't select this 3th round guard in the 1st, he'll be gone!" "If you don't draft this 4th round WR in the 2nd, he'll be gone soon!" Even though three higher ranked WRs were taken just after the pick.

It isn't the players, it is when they are taken. At some point, the blinders need to come off.
 

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I would've liked it in the 4th round. It's like someone is whispering to BB, "Hey, if you don't select this 3th round guard in the 1st, he'll be gone!" "If you don't draft this 4th round WR in the 2nd, he'll be gone soon!" Even though three higher ranked WRs were taken just after the pick.

It isn't the players, it is when they are taken. At some point, the blinders need to come off.
Here's the thing, if they can play, it doesn't matter where they're taken.

If they can't play, then kill them to your heart's content, seriously. At this point it's just talk radio fodder.
 

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Agree on that. But were these picks made by the Jets, I imagine that Boston talk radio would be having a heck of a time. It will always take 2-3 years to know for sure.
 

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Agree on that. But were these picks made by the Jets, I imagine that Boston talk radio would be having a heck of a time. It will always take 2-3 years to know for sure.
The Jets only take players off Mel Kiper's big board.
 

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He's fast, yeah, but I'm not seeing great feet from what I've watched. I worry about his footwork and technique, along with his frame, the two of which together could give him a ton of trouble getting off the LOS against press. And if he can't get off press coverage, his speed is entirely moot.

The team has had issues with compressed fields for awhile, so the speed sounds nice, but more than that I'd like a WR who can consistently compete with tight man coverage and I'm not sure Thornton can do that at the moment. His feet look a little slow, a little heavy, not particularly light on his feet, doesn't have that effortless smoothness you hope to see, and doesn't seem efficient getting off the LOS and making cuts/breaks. His feet look choppy and not in a good way.

This feels similar to previous WR picks, like Jackson/Johnson/Harry -- a guy with some unique skill/talent, but not a well-rounded/polished WR to my eye. That's why if they went with a WR I wanted it to be Metchie; he is insanely polished, has phenomenal feet, knows the position well, can line up anywhere, and has the footwork/technique/savvy to destroy man coverage.

Maybe others see him as a more polished and developed WR. I'll watch more and hopefully come around on the guy.

Meh ...
 
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