Dont'e Thornton Jr.
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Dont'e Thornton Jr.
Height
6-5
Weight
214
College
Tennessee
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
Baltimore, MD
55.9/100
Player Rating
58
PositionRank (WR)
4.43
FortyYD Time
Receptions
13
Rec YDs
224
Rec TDs
1
Rec AVG
17.2

Dont'e Thornton Jr. WR Tennessee | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dont'e Thornton Jr. WR Tennessee
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.43 seconds (76%*)
Age: 21.6 DOB: 11/30/2002
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (94%*) Weight: 214 (80%*)
Forty: 4.43 (O) (76%*) Shuttle: 4.45 (HS) (12%*)
Vertical: 34.5 (HS) (41%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.43 seconds (76%*)
Age: 21.6 DOB: 11/30/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (94%*) Weight: 214 (80%*)
Forty: 4.43 (O) (76%*) Shuttle: 4.45 (HS) (12%*)
Vertical: 34.5 (HS) (41%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 55.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
75%
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QB Rating When targeted: 97.0
Hands:
49%
Short Receiving:
63%
Intermediate Routes:
63%
Deep Threat:
72%
Blocking:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #407 Position rank: #58
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 685
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 85/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95 Stars 247 RATING: 95/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Xavier Lane - Missouri State
75%
Samson Nacua - BYU
73%
Tyshaun James - Central Connecticut State
69%
Draft Profile: Bio
Dont'e Thornton Jr. from Mount Saint Joseph High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Thornton Jr. opted to join Oregon.

In 2021 as a freshman Thornton Jr. saw action in 11 games for the Ducks as he made 9 receptions for 175 yards for an average of 19.4 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 117.6.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played 11 games and had 17 catches for 363 yards for an average of 21.4 yards per catch, with one TD, and an excellent QB rating when targeted of 109.7.

After season's end Thornton Jr. transferred to Tennessee where as a junior in 2023 he played 9 games and hauled in just 13 catches for 224 yards for an average of 17.2 yards per catch, with one TD, and QB rating when targeted of 90.0.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a fluid athlete with excellent short-area quickness; Thornton should be able to create separation, and he has the straight-line speed to threaten down the seam.
  • When used downfield, he shows the ball-tracking skills and hand-eye coordination to make the adjustment on underthrown balls and back-shoulder throws.
  • Thornton tracks the ball well downfield and consistently runs under long throws.
  • Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
  • Thornton transitions quickly from receiver to runner, and he has enough speed to threaten the seam.
  • A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the concentration to make acrobatic catches look easy.
  • Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Thornton also had problems with drops when coming back to the action. He has some issues against press coverage, sometimes spending too much time hand fighting at the line of scrimmage.
  • Thornton really isn’t a guy who will create a lot of separation.
  • He’s not going to threaten to take the top off of a defense.

Dont'e Thornton Jr. percentiles vs other Wide Receivers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Dont'e Thornton Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
482.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
69.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.