Cedric Thornton Scouting Report
Cedric Thornton
Cedric Thornton - Southern Arkansas (HT: 6-3⅛ - WT: 309)
Combine 40: 5.26 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 17 of 55

Positives: Good size... Reasonably athletic... Solid interior rusher... Good burst off the snap... Good length and long arms... Good hand punch... Can get penetration... Flashes good power... Can win some battles for leverage... Good bull rusher... Holds the edge well... Can clog the middle... Good range... Gives a good effort... Plays with intensity... Good but inconsistent motor... Hard hitter... Mean streak... Schematic versatility, fits as a 4-3 UT or 3-4 LDE... Dominated his level of competition... Good upside, has the tools to develop.

Negatives: Not much of an arsenal... Needs to improve lower body strength... Plays a little too upright at times and can be knocked off balance... On the ground too much... Can be engulfed at the point of attack... Inconsistent technique... Conditioning issues, wears down late in games... Character concerns... Was suspended for a drug related arrest in 2009... Missed two games due to suspension for violating team rules in 2010... Lack of competition playing at the division two level... Developmental prospect who could be taken off some boards due to character concerns!

  188 106 82 50 12 4 0 2 0
2007 So. Arkansas   23 12 11 1 0 0 0 0
2008 So. Arkansas   33 19 14 1 1 0 0 0
2009 So. Arkansas   80 49 31 23 2 0 2 0
2010 So. Arkansas   52 26 26 13 1 0 0 0

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