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Jason Worilds (DE)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    254 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 7/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Virginia Tech
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 20 (52)
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Pick Analysis: The Steelers have a knack for uncovering superb pass rushers, and Jason Worilds might be the next one to develop into an all-star player on the edge. The Virginia Tech star has exceptional speed and quickness, and his relentless motor leads to disruptive plays. Given the Steelers' reputation for developing young rushers, Worilds could blossom into a star in the Steel City in a few years.

Overview

Worilds is a projection from defensive end to the linebacker position. He is somewhat of a tweener (size and athleticism) for the next level and will take time to make the transition to a stand up player. He is a tough competitive athlete that is best attacking the line of scrimmage. Worilds has decent quickness, speed and agility coming off the edge but needs an expanded pass rush package to be effective at the next level. He will be limited in man coverage schemes but shows enough awareness and balance to be effective in short zone coverage. Worilds is a good football player that will need time to develop as well as having some durability concerns with a previous shoulder surgery.


Strengths

Worilds is an undersized college defensive end who has the size and strength to project to the outside linebacker position at the next level. Has been a highly productive performer in Blacksburg. Displays impressive hand use, especially when rushing the passer. Is a tough and competitive player who can track down running plays on the backside and plays through the whistle.

Weaknesses

Worilds can be an inconsistent reactor at times who takes too long to find the football against the run. Is a pure projection prospect who does not have much outside linebacker experience. His coverage agility is questionable as he again lacks experience in this area. Struggled with shoulder injuries throughout his college career, so durability is a red flag.

Grade

6.2

 
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