Khyri Thornton added to talent on defensive line

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

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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,” packers.com draft analyst Tony Pauline said of Thornton.

Thornton has been described as one of the most underrated players in the draft.

Packers.com has provided a full report on the third round.

 


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Packers NFL Draft 2014: Meet the draft class

Posted by Duke Bobber on May 8, 2014 – 11:59 pm

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DRAFT RECAP VIDEOS

Meet the players

1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
2. Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
3a. Khyri Thornton, DE, Southern Mississippi
3b. Richard Rodgers, TE, California
4. Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State
5a. Corey Linsley, C, Ohio State
5b. Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
6. Demetri Goodson, CB, Baylor
7. Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley State

 

 

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama

#21 HA HA CLINTON-DIXS – ALABAMA – HT: 6-1 – WT: 208 – 1st Round, #21 Overall

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#17 DAVANTE ADAMSWR – FRESNO STATE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 212 – 2nd Round, #53 Overall

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      The Packers turned their attention to offense and the loss of James Jones in free agency by selecting Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams with the 53rd pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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#94 KHYRI THORNTONDE – SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI – HT: 6-3 – WT: 304 – 3rd Round, #85 Overall

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#89 RICHARD RODGERSTE – CALIFORNIA – HT: 6-4 – WT: 257 – 3rd Round, #98 Overall

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CARL BRADFORDLB – ARIZONA STATE – HT: 6-1 – WT: 252 – 4th Round, #121 Overall

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COREY LINSLEYC – OHIO STATE – HT: 6-3 – WT: 301 – 5th Round, #161 Overall

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JARED ABBREDERISWR – WISCONSIN – HT: 6-1 – WT: 195 – 5th Round, #176 Overall

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DEMETRI GOODSONCB – BAYLOR – HT: 5-11 – WT: 197 – 6th Round, #197 Overall

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JEFF JANISWR – SAGINAW VALLEY STATE – HT: 6-3 – WT: 219 – 7th Round, #236 Overall

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