Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Juan Thornhill

Safety
School: Virginia | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 205 | 40: 4.42 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
4.15
Projected Round
1st/2nd
Pos: 
Instinctive and physical safety with the versatility to be used in a variety of schemes. Effectively diagnoses the action, takes good angles to the play and attacks opposing ball carriers. Very quick between his ears, keeps the action in front of him and gives effort in all areas. Plays within the system and stays with assignments. Quickly locates the pass in the air and properly positions himself against opponents to defend the throw. Violent run defender who fires up the field and works to strip the ball from opponents.
Neg: 
Does not present himself as a top athlete nor does he play with great speed. Possesses an average closing burst. Struggles to make plays with his back to the ball.
Analysis: 
Thornhill is a tough, instinctive defensive back who offers possibilities as a traditional strong safety or in a zone system. He makes as many plays with his head as he does with his physical skills and will be a productive starter for a coach who correctly uses him.