Corey Wootton #98 DE
Height: 6-6 Weight: 270 Age: 25
Born: 6/22/1987 Rutherford , NJ
Experience: 4th season
High School: Don Bosco Prep HS [Ramsey, NJ]
Selected By: Chicago Bears
Pick (Overall): 11 (109)
Corey is an outstanding combination of size and strength for the position. His production is down from previous seasons and much of that can be attributed to a knee injury sustained in the Alamo Bowl at the end of last season. He is a decent athlete but not an explosive player off the edge. His lateral agility and change of direction hinders his playmaking ability in space. Corey does defend the run well and can anchor effectively to hold the point. He utilizes quick hands and long arms to control blockers but needs to expand his pass rush package to be effective at the next level. Wootton's measurables, instincts and toughness makes him an interesting prospect for most defensive fronts. He wasn't nearly as effective as previous seasons and knee concerns will be closely scrutinized going into the 2010 Draft.