OG Joe Thuney
New England’s 2016 third-round draft choice, guard Joe Thuney, earned an 114.8 pSPARQ score and 1.0 Z-score, twelfth among the 2016 offensive linemen class. His score was in the 84th percentile among the league’s offensive linemen, topping first-round picks Jack Conklin, Ronnie Stanley, and Taylor Decker.
Thuney put on a good showing at the 2016 Combine, earning ‘Top Performer’ with his 4.95-second 40-yard dash. In the broad jump, he leaped 9-feet-2-inches, posted 28 reps on the bench press, and tied for fifth with a 7.47-second three-cone drill. Thuney also ranked sixth in the 20-yard shuttle, clocking in at 4.54-seconds.
MockDraftable says Thuney’s measurables compare best with guards Ali Marpet and Xavier Su’a Filo. Ahead of the 2015 draft, Marpet had the best pSPARQ score among the 2015 guard class and the third best Z-score among the offensive line class. In the 2014 draft, Su’a Filo scored the fourth best pSPARQ score among the 2014 guard class.
Furthermore, MockDraftable ranked Thuney’s 40-yard dash, 10-yard split, 20-yard shuttle, three-cone drill, broad and vertical jump all above the 80th percentile. He uses fluidity and balance in the three-cone drill and shuttle, as well as lower-body strength in the broad jump. These physical traits will help Thuney stay upright against blitzing defenders and move across the line elusively when asked to pull.