- Oct 1, 2015
I picked older guys because we’ve seen what their entire careers looked like, not just a year or two. Like I said, I gave it about three minutes of thought. I didn’t do a deep dive.When I was saying N'keal Harry was a bust around this time of the season in 2019 many people said, "We need to see more."
The thing is, we didn't need to see more. Harry sucks. And Thornton doesn't have it. He drops too many passes if he runs a good route and gets open, which is rare as it is. I guess we'll see but he doesn't have it. He cannot create. And his hands are just bleh.
And those WRs you listed were almost all 10 years ago or more. (Issac Bruce, Chris Carter, and Reggie Wayne, seriously?) Wide receivers weren't as polished back then. I think that is obvious after what we've seen from Chase, St. Brown, and Jefferson. And Dotson, Olave, Pickins, Wilson, and Watson literally this year. All those guys have had break out games, despite Olave and Watson and Dotson having injuries, just like Thrornton. So I don't want to hear that injuries caused Thornton to regress. And Olave is catching passes from a statue and Wilson is catching passes from the worst QB in the NFL and Pickins is catching passes from bums.
Recently the NFL has seen rookie WRs break out en masse, usually in the 2nd half of their rookie season. The true studs are studs from the jump. Thornton has 18 catches and a couple of huge drops. He's had 0 great games in 2022.