Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-American and all-conference honors last season with totals of 38 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/3 sacks. Sophomore totals included 40/8/4.
Positives: Nice-sized defensive lineman who can be a disruptive force up the field. Explosive, displays tremendous first-step quickness and gets a lot of momentum going. Fires through the open gaps of the offensive line, keeps his feet moving on contact and consistently doubled by opponents. Stays on his feet, tough to knock off the point and has the ability change direction or redirect to ballcarriers. Quick in all aspects of the game, displays a burst of closing speed and has enough power to bull rush blockers off the line.
Negatives: Marginal skills rushing the passer. Gets lazy with his fundamentals. Slow getting his hands up and plays tall, which makes him an easy target for opponents. Neutralized by a single blocker all too often.
Analysis: When on his game Worthy is an unstoppable force who collapses the pocket or occupies blockers, which allows his teammates to make plays. He comes with a terrific amount of upside, and if he?s able to concentrate on the details of his position, Worthy will be a productive starter at the next level.
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