Shemar Thornton
Wide Receiver from Florida International 2021 Draft Profile
Shemar Thornton
Height
5-11
Weight
182 lbs
College
Florida International
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Miami FL
57/100
Player Rating
84
PositionRank
4.48
FortyYD Time
Receptions
51
Rec YDs
668
Rec TDs
5
Rec AVG
13.1

Shemar Thornton WR Florida International Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.
  • He is quicker than fast and lacks elite wheels to simply blow by defenders, but he has good football speed.
  • 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.
  • Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his arms rather than pure speed.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't look like much physically with a smallish frame and little room to get much bigger
  • Doesn't have the size to consistently win on the outside, but can be productive working the middle of the field and as a return man.
  • Needs to refine his routes and become a better all-around receiver. Has some ball security concerns. Durability concerns because of his size.
  • Hands are good, not great. Will drop some easy balls and sometimes will body catch. Occasionally fails to high point.
  • Will have limitations against physical cornerbacks because of his thin frame. If locked up at the line, he lacks the upper-body strength to fight off the press with his hands.

How other scouting services rate Shemar Thornton (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
1112.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
99.0