Tyquan Thornton is an American football wide receiver. He played college football at Baylor. Thornton attended Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Miami, Florida. He originally committed to the University of Florida to play college football before switching to Baylor University.
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The wide receivers showed off their speed Thursday as the NFL scouting combine opened in Indianapolis. Baylor prospect Tyquan Thornton stood out from the group and nearly set a combine record.
Thornton clocked an official time of 4.28 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Initially, his time was announced as 4.21 seconds, which would have set a combined record for the fastest 40-yard dash, breaking Washington receiver John Ross III’s mark of 4.22 seconds from 2017.
He unofficially held the record for just over two hours after his time was first posted. The NFL later announced 4.28 seconds as Thornton’s official time.
Thornton was Baylor’s leading receiver as a senior in 2021, with 62 catches for 948 yards and 10 touchdowns.
NFL.com lists him as a possible Day 3 pick in the upcoming 2022 draft. This year’s draft will take place in Las Vegas on April 28-30.
Tennessee’s Velus Jones clocked 4.31 seconds, and Memphis’ Calvin Austin III ran 4.32 seconds. Cincinnati’s Alec Pierce and SMU’s Danny Gray each ran 4.33 seconds.
- HIGH SCHOOLBooker T. Washington
- CITYMiami, FL
|Baylor Bears – No. 9|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg)|
|High school||Booker T. Washington (Miami, Florida)|
Thornton attended Booker T. Washington Senior High School in Miami, Florida. He originally committed to the University of Florida to play college football before switching to Baylor University.
Thornton attended Baylor from 2018 to 2021. During his career he had 143 receptions for 2,242 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The Ohio State tandem, No. 1 and No. 5 wide receiver prospects of Garrett Wilson and Chris Olev, according to The Athletics Dan Bruegler, clocked in at 4.38 and 4.39, respectively, at roughly the same exact time.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, The Athletic’s No. 1 QB prospect, ran well with a 4.73-second 40-yard dash, while Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder clocked the fastest time among QBs at 4.52.
18 in Brugler’s tight end rankings, Chigg Okonkwo of Maryland, leading the tight end, matched Ridder’s time at 4.52.
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