BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who posted 64/10/2 as a senior after a career-high 68 tackles the previous season.
POSITIVES: Disciplined with assignments, quickly diagnoses the action, and displays solid instincts. Breaks down well, works hard until the whistle blows, and makes a lot of positive plays. Quarterbacks the defense and makes sure his teammates are in proper position.
NEGATIVES: Struggles in coverage, lacks speed to the flanks, and does not cover much area on the field.
ANALYSIS: Thornhill is a consistent college defender, yet he lacks real upside for the next level. He offers possibilities as a backup inside linebacker, yet he must make his mark on special teams.