Prospect Profile: Andy Thorn

School: Northern Iowa
Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 245 40: 4.75 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Former Iowa transfer who's started the past two seasons. Totaled 21/299/6 as a senior, averaging 14.2 yards per reception.

Positives: Athletic, pass-catching tight end who's flown under the radar screen the past two years. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage into routes, runs well and makes plays down the field. Extends his hands looking the pass in, works to pick up positive yardage running after the reception and creates mismatches in the defensive secondary. Breaks down well playing with good knee bend and works blocks hard. Solid position blocker who displays jolt at the point of attack.

Negatives: Not a dominant blocker at the line of scrimmage or one who moves opponents off the line. Marginally productive and saw limited action his first three seasons in college.

Analysis: A prospect who may just be hitting his stride, Thorn's game has been compared to Jeremy Shockey by some. Took his play to another level as a senior and offers a good upside, yet still raw and needs repetition.

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