New England Patriots

Oct 9, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (9) in action during the game between the Baylor Bears and the West Virginia Mountaineers at McLane Stadium. Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

With the 50th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Patriots selected Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton. The 21-year-old played four years at Baylor and started 14 games as a senior leading the team with 62 catches and 10 receiving touchdowns. His 2,242 receiving yards are 10th in school history.

The 6-foot-2, 181-pound Thornton ranked as one of the fastest prospects in the entire NFL Draft. He ran a 4.28 in the 40-yard dash, which was third overall and first among receivers. Should he work his way into a major role in the Patriots’ offense, Thornton would provide some much-needed speed and explosiveness, and a potential big-play weapon for second-year quarterback Mac Jones.

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