Patriots Activate Rookie Receiver From Injured Reserve

The New England Patriots start to the 2022 NFL season is a far cry from what we've come to see from this franchise, and for the most part, that comes down to a lack of talent at the Quarterback position, as well as a lack of weapons to help out those QB's. A lot of that comes down to health, as the team has been missing Mac Jones and now Brian Hoyer, and with Bailey Zappe starting in Week 5, it's clear that this team needs some offensive firepower if they are to turn their struggling 1-3 season around.

While they don't have a veteran, big-name weapon to rely on, the Patriots are going to hope that their No. 50 overall pick from the 2022 NFL Draft can help, as they today activated Tyquan Thornton off Injured Reserve, and the speedy wide receiver is going to have some pressure on his shoulders to perform immediately. 

The former Baylor standout ran an unofficial 4.21 40-metre at the NFL Combine, and even with his official time at 4.28, it's clear he has speed to burn, and if the Patriots can involve that on Sunday, this offence may finally see some life. In four years at Baylor, Thornton tallied 2,242 yards and 19 Touchdown's, and if he can bring any of that to the NFL, he's going to be a very valuable piece in New England going forward.

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