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Question Why no David Thorton talk

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by texastwister, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. texastwister

    texastwister Member

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    David Thornton | LB Complete player profile
    Full Name: David Dontay Thornton
    Born: November 1, 1978
    Goldsboro, NC
    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 230 lbs. Age: 27
    Pos: LB
    Experience: 4 years
    College: North Carolina
    Drafted: Year:2002 Round:4 Pick:8, Colts
    Insider Analysis
    Grade 74
    Expert's Take Thornton is a very good athlete playing the linebacker position. He has long arms and very good upper-body strength. He delivers a good blow and is able to get good separation from blockers. He does a good job disengaging and does not stay blocked. He has quick feet and turns his hips very smoothly. He has good running ability and is able to run with a tight end vertically up the seam. He has very good range and the ability to run plays down. He is a sideline-to-sideline player and gets good depth in his zone drops. He has good body control and change-of-direction skills. He has a nose for the ball and is always around the ball. He is a strong tackler who clubs up with his arms. You would like to see him put on more bulk so he can be stronger at the point of attack. He does a good job with play recognition, but is sometimes slow to react. He is not a great blitzer and lacks the stature to be effective coming off the edge. He gets a good break on the ball, but lacks good ball skills. He is a very productive player on special teams and is young enough to show a lot of improvement.


    Just curious why he is never mentioned in any FA LB talks
  2. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    he isnt mentioned here because he really doesnt fir this scheme

    I'm sure he'll get decent money somewhere, just not here

    David
  3. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    He sounds like a better fit in a 4-3 D.
  4. NorTex

    NorTex Member

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    Too small: 230 lbs
  5. texastwister

    texastwister Member

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    Looks like he could move to the outside. Why do you say more 4-3
  6. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    he already is an OLB

    David
  7. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Too small at 230 and does not come off the edge well. Needs to be bigger and a better pass rusher for the 3-4.
  8. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    He's a tackle machine, but he's not an impact player. Not gonna get the sacks or ints.
  9. daab23

    daab23 New Member

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    Height: 6-2
    Weight: 230 lbs

    Enough said.
  10. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I guess you don't need me to add that he is too small as others have already said it;)
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He's not the giant of a man that Scott Shanle is... :)
  12. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    BWAHAHAHA:lmao2:
  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Safety, then we will have 2 Safety's a biscuit away from a LB :laugh2:
    But can he cover a WR:banghead:

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