Felger & Mazz: Thoughts on Tyquan Thornton’s training camp
According to reports from training camp, second year wide receiver, Tyquan Thornton, had a good day at practice on Tuesday. However, leading into Tuesday’s practice, Thornton seemed to be having a bit of a sluggish camp. On Tuesday’s Felger and Mazz the guys gave their thoughts on Thornton.
Another bust at WR?
Felger: This, to me, is developing into quite a story, and that is how bad of a start it feels like Tyquan Thornton is off to. And it’s the early stages of another blown draft pick at wide receiver. And that’s certainly not a final analysis, but look, it’s a daily talk show, this is where we are so far in camp, Tyquan Thornton was behind. It feels like he’s just sort of working his way back in. But the reports of the way he’s looked, and I haven’t seen much of him today, the reports of how he has looked and how he’s being used are ominous. And don’t let this be another blown draft pick at wide receiver.
Jim Murray: Well, I mean, based on the camp it’s shaping up to be N’keal Harry 2.0 is what it is. Right now it looks like Tyquan Thornton might be a “suck guy” and the thing that will make it more glaring, and you’ve touched on this before, is looking at that draft and the guys that came after him at that position, specifically George Pickens of the of the Pittsburgh Steelers who looks like an absolute stud and did last year and he only went a couple of picks after Thornton. And then you have Skyy Moore and you got the kid with Indianapolis, Alec Pierce. If any of those guys become real players, and I think Pickens already is, it just makes the Thornton pick look even worse. Just like 2019 with N’Keal Harry.
Joe Murray: I think the biggest issue for him is health, right? If he can’t get on the field, how is he supposed to get reps? He had 22 catches last year. I know, Jim, we did a bunch of postgame shows where this guy dropped balls at times, right? There was a deep ball down the sideline that he missed. I think he can be something different for this offense. He has the speed. But right now he’s working with the scout team. Like that’s where he is. So maybe he has been passed over a little bit, but I just don’t know if they can depend on him because of his injuries. They even sent him out of camp a couple of days ago. But overall, though, there’s a history of Baylor wide receivers who’ve struggled. I don’t know if this is a Big 12 thing but I mean there are guys who come into the league and they don’t transition that well. So, I’m not out on Thornton yet, and let’s remember you guys mentioned N’Keal Harry, they gave him four years. So this is just year two. If he’s not ready to go maybe they do give him the “Foxboro flu” this year and use some of the young guys.