Northwestern player notes for Mar 15th, 2019

The Sports Xchange

March 15, 2019 at 2:46 am.

Clayton Thorson – Noteworthy
It’s tough to gripe about a high 90s completion percentage. Even Nick Saban could live with that from one of his quarterbacks. Clayton Thorson, though, had a goal of perfection Tuesday at Ryan Fieldhouse. “I was hoping for 50-for-50,” he said, “but close enough.” Scouts from all 32 NFL teams watched Thorson fire footballs during Northwestern’s pro day. Of the 50 he launched, some as far as 50 yards, only two hit the turf. And at least one would be considered a drop. “It sure looked to me like he killed it,” said Terry Shea, the onetime Bears offensive coordinator who is tutoring Thorson. “He also looked good on the run. We want teams to see that he is not a 6-4 statue out there; he is athletic.” Thorson’s pass catchers included NFL hopeful Flynn Nagel, who snagged 68 throws last season for the Wildcats. Jeremy Larkin, who had to medically retire in September, also ran routes, as did former Michigan tight end Ian Bunting and Thorson’s brother, Luke. They all looked good spearing darts from Thorson, who is believed to be drawing the heaviest interest from the Panthers, Redskins, Buccaneers and Bengals. – Chicago Tribune