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Doug Worthington (DT)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    292 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    Ohio St.
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 35 (242)
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Pick Analysis: As a prospect with great strength, and speed, Worthington will come in and compete for a defensive end position in the Steelers' 3-4 defense. He'll need to work on his ability to shed blockers at the pro level.

Overview

Worthington was a productive three-year starter for the Buckeyes defense. He has excellent size and strength with average athleticism. He is more of a run-stopper than a pass rusher but does show an effective bull rush off the edge. He has good natural power to anchor and leverages well with a strong initial punch at the line of scrimmage. He understands angles and how to restrict running lanes but doesn't have great range in pursuit. He plays hard and shows toughness in the trenches, but he needs an expanded pass rush packages to contribute more in this phase of the game. Worthington has limitations but could provide versatility along the defensive line.


Strengths

Worthington has prototypical size and very good strength. Tough player who jolts blockers back with a strong punch and displays a powerful bull rush. Takes proper angles and maintains good balance to eat up blockers in the running game. Plays hard to the whistle and shows a bit of a mean streak.

Weaknesses

Limited range and athleticism prevents him from consistently getting to the quarterback. Struggles to sink his hips and change direction in space, which limits his playmaking ability from the backside. Lacks technique off the edge and needs to upgrade his pass rush package.

Grade

5.8

 
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