Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern #18

6032, 225, 4.76


Notes: From Wheaton, IL. Redshirted in 2014. Completed 150-of-295 passes (50.8%) for 1,522 yards, 7 TD, 9 INT in 2015. Completed 280-of-478 (58.6%) for 3,182 yards, 22 TD, 9 INT in 2016. Completed 262-of-434 (60.4%) for 2,844 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT in 2017. Suffered a torn ACL on a trick play in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29, 2017. Got married to his longtime girlfriend in June 2018.

Positives: Nice size and stature. Clean footwork and sound throwing mechanics. Effective pocket passer. Good accuracy, timing and touch. Can fit the ball into the window. Good arm and can throw downfield. Able to avoid the rush and throw on the move. Can run for positive yardage.

Negatives: Late with throws at times, leading to inaccuracy. Forces the ball into coverage at times. Coming off knee injury.

Summary: Solid but not outstanding arm talent who has the tools to play at the next level.

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