Photo of Jerel Worthy
Drafted By: Packers
  • Round 2
  • Pick 19
  • Overall 51

Combine Results

Grade
84.5 ?
  • 5.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 107.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "I had a first-round grade on this defensive tackle. There's positives and negatives with him, so which kid are you buying into? I think he's a solid football player, and remember that he fits a need and provides depth in Green Bay."

  • 6'2" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 308LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Worthy is an extremely thick, tightly built defensive tackle who displayed a ton of power throughout his career at Michigan State. He chose to forgo his senior year and looks prepared to be an immediate rotational player on the front of a 4-3 scheme. He is capable of playing the nose if necessary but has the athleticism to be a sub-package 3-technique rusher.

Analysis

Strengths

Worthy is very thick and powerful throughout his upper body and has thigh power that helps him blow back interior linemen off the snap. He has a surprising burst for a player his size and is capable of knifing and slanting the line to get into the backfield almost instantaneously. He is a leverage-savvy player who understands how to win with either his quickness or bull rush.

Weaknesses

Worthy gets upright off the snap and really has trouble if he doesn't win with a burst off the snap. He struggles in space and has a difficult time breaking down his weight to fit on a ball carrier. He can get neutralized at times by double teams, not out of a lack of strength or talent, but because of poor effort and a breakdown of technique.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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