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Khyri Thornton | Defensive Tackle

Team: Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 308

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Packers selected Southern Miss NT Khyri Thornton with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Thornton (6-foot-2 5/8, 316) made 28 college starts, earning second-team All-Conference USA honors as a senior. He finished his career with 31 tackles for loss and six sacks. Thornton ran 5.03 at the Combine with a 9-foot broad jump and 28 reps on the bench. Thornton's weight fluctuated throughout the pre-draft process -- he weighed 304 in Indy and 316 at his Pro Day -- and his motor can run hot and cold, but he offers attributes to develop into a plus starter capable of playing any interior defensive line position. Thronton will back up B.J. Raji at nose tackle in year one. Fri, May 9, 2014 10:37:00 PM

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Southern Miss DT Khyri Thornton "is light on his feet and has TONS of raw power," writes Scout Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"Explosive initial punch and constantly jarring blockers on tape," Weidl tweeted. "Thornton has the physical tools to develop into a steady contributor or potential starter. However must become more consistent with effort and finish." The interior defensive lineman weighed in at 6-foot-2 5/8 and 316 pounds at the school's pro day, running forties of 5.04 and 5.09 seconds.'s Gil Brandt believes Thornton could be a possible late-second (Rds. 2-3) to early-third day (4-7) selection. We think the middle of the third day is probably more realistic.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Southern Miss DT Khyri Thornton recorded forty times of 5.04 and 5.09 seconds at the school's pro day.

The interior defensive lineman weighed in at 6-foot-2 5/8 and 316-pounds.'s Gil Brandt believes Thornton could be a possible late second to early third day selection. We think later in the third day is more realistic.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 11:02:00 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl says evaluators should familiarize themselves with Southern Miss senior DT Khyri Thornton.

Weidl tweeted Thornton has "impressive tape," specifically highlighting the defensive tackle's quickness, range, and explosive upper body. Thornton accounted for 36 tackles in 2012, 9.5 for loss including one sack.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 01:17:00 PM