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Cedric Thornton  

Height: 6-4   Weight: 290   Age: 31

Born: 6/21/1988 Star City , AR

College: Southern Arkansas

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Draft 2011

Pick Analysis: 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.

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  1. Cedric Thorton vignette

    Published: March 24, 2011 at 04:05 p.m.

    Get to know Southern Arkansas DL Cedric Thorton and learn why he says playing at a Division II school gives him an advantage over a Division I player.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Cedric Thornton

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 08:06 p.m.

    Watch Southern Arkansas DL Cedric Thornton performs at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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