Originally Posted by Big Bird
I certainly wouldn't say he was mauling people at the Senior Bowl. I thought he was very inconsistent throughout the week. One rep he would shut the person down, the next rep he would get abused.
I don't think he is anywhere near Asamoah's level. I think he is a solid 4th-5th guy.
I didn't really see any of the practices I'm talking the actual game. As for being better, we'll just disagree there. I'd say Asamoah was definitely more consistent, but he doesn't have the raw power of Thornton and Asamoah has great strength. Thornton is also more athletic...I'd bet Thornton tests among the best OL in just about every category. I think Thornton has more potential as well which says a lot because I was very high on Asamoah. I think Thornton is going to be a surprise pick, possibly even the 1st round with teams putting more of a premium on interior OL who can neutralize the dominant NG in today's game. I wouldn't be surprised with that at all. I honestly haven't seen a better OG in this draft. Thornton is 6'3, 313 pounds. That's NFL size already and he definitely has NFL strength/great athleticism with the potential to get to 320-325 easily...I think his buzz is going to get a lot stronger soon.