Khyri Thornton added to talent on defensive line

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on May 9, 2014 – 9:35 pm


GREEN BAY–The Packers addressed an ongoing need for defensive linemen by selecting Khyri Thornton of Southern Mississippi with their first of two third-round draft choices on Thursday. Thornton, 6-3, 304, was selected with the 85th overall pick.

Thornton is a defensive tackle that will likely play defensive end in the Packers’ 3-4 defensive scheme.

“Classic three-technique tackle. Quick, explosive. Probably a two-gap end,” draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Thornton.

Thornton has been described as one of the most underrated players in the draft. has provided a full report on the third round.


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