Mac Jones: Tyquan Thornton clearly has the speed to get open

NFL: JUN 08 New England Patriots Minicamp
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The Patriots have not had much success with drafting receivers in recent memory.

But they’re trying to change that with rookie Tyquan Thornton.

Selected with the 50th overall pick in the second round, Thornton was the 10th receiver off the board in this year’s draft — though he was not necessarily projected to go that high. Now in training camp, quarterback Mac Jones complimented Thornton’s speed as an asset for the offense.

“I think Ty is a hard worker,” Jones said on Tuesday, via Nick Goss of “He’s starting to really grasp the things we’re doing. Getting open — he clearly has the speed to get open.

“We have a great group of guys, and we need to spread the ball out to them — that’s the whole point of this offense. Get the ball to different people and not key on one person, spread the wealth, and allow those guys to run after the catch.”

Thornton ran a 4.28 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine, so there’s been no doubt about his speed. Whether that will fully translate to on-field success is another story.

Thornton caught 62 passes for 948 yards with 10 touchdowns in his final season at Baylor.

10 responses to “Mac Jones: Tyquan Thornton clearly has the speed to get open

  1. No questions about his athleticism. Getting off the line is going to be his biggest challenge. Better technique with his hands should free up his feet.

  2. touchback69 says:
    August 2, 2022 at 2:44 pm
    This guy can’t miss!!

    Chad Jackson
    Aaron Dobson
    Malcolm Mitchell

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    Umm, Malcolm Mitchell was good. He was critical in the SB 51 comeback vs Atlanta. Very good pick.

    Buffalo has never won a SB and lost 4 straight in a row in the pre Cap Era, which was an easier era.


  3. Lol!!!
    Way to pump up a nobody. When has belichick drafted anyone of consequence. Another two years and people will be totally convinced that this guy is a fraud.

  4. Bills lost 4 SB’s? Pats have been caught cheating more than any team in sports history. No legit SBs. None coming, thats for sure. Pats lost more than any team also. LOL!

  5. catquick says:
    August 2, 2022 at 8:42 pm
    Bills lost 4 SB’s?


    Not only did they lose, they got hammered in them. Even the one they had a chance to win they pushed around and beat up.

    I’m going to say it, that team from the 90’s was a much better team than the current one. If that team couldn’t get the job done, this one has no prayer.

  6. This guy can’t miss!!

    Chad Jackson
    Aaron Dobson
    Malcolm Mitchell


    1) Malcom Mitchell was solid in 2016, but his knees derailed a career
    2) jackson was hurt, and not good: it happens
    3) Dobson is interesting, he looked good against the Steelers in 2013, but fizzled out.

    An unsung/unknown was we traded our 1st to Minnesota for a 2/3/4. That turned into Logan Ryan, Jamie Collins, and I think Josh Boyce…

    That first rounder Minnesota got?!?! Cordarelle patterson who won a super bowl with us 😂. That 2013 nfl draft was brutal.

    Oh don’t forget, Deion branch, Edelman, and David givens. Belichick drafted them and they were pretty good themselves

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