Photo of Cedric Thornton
Grade
4.53 ?
  • 5.26 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 101.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.71 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 309LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Thornton is a Division II defensive tackle that will have to step up his game at the next level, but he appears to have the tools to contribute in a d-line rotation. He has more than enough size and the foot quickness to make plays down the line of scrimmage and in space. He also flashes the strength to fight off blockers and clog up running lanes, but he struggles to maintain leverage at times and can be blown off the ball. Thornton will have to improve his technique as a pass rusher, however he should be picked in the mid-to-late rounds.

Analysis

Strengths

Thornton has a large frame and a quick first step. Possesses the range to make plays outside of the tackle box. Delivers an effective initial punch and has long arms to keep blockers at bay. Flashes a powerful bull rush and the burst to get after the quarterback.

Weaknesses

Lacks the lower body strength to consistently anchor against the run. Plays a bit high at times and can get overwhelmed by bigger blockers in phone booth situations. Does not show a repertoire of pass rush counter moves and can play with poor hand placement and technique. Conditioning is a concern as he gets tired too easily.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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