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2012 Draft - Round 2, Pick 19, Overall 51 - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Discussion in '2012 Draft Archive' started by robdog, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Thread will be unlocked once the pick is made.
     
  2. robdog

    robdog Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    And the pick is in!
     
  3. Pat4DaPack

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    I like it! Especially after seeing the highlights.
     
  4. PackFanNChiTown

    PackFanNChiTown Bear Fan's Bane

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    Happy to see TT picking for obvious need, this guy should lend some immediate improvement to our ailing D-Line.
     
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  5. MiamiBeachPacker

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    Happy to see we are improving the inside and outside pass rush
     
  6. KYPacker

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    Was hoping this was the guy we moved up to get. A couple of Mocks had us taking him in RD1...looks like he can be a formidable 3-4 DE and maybe slide to NT when Raji needs a breather.
     
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  7. Christian

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    nice selection. was the better i think, greetins from MExico
     
  8. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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  9. Hype

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    think this is the guy to replace Howard Green
     
  10. AmishMafia

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    Great pick. I know he is a hot/cold type player. Hopefully we can get this kid motivated and have him be a great pick up.
     
  11. PalmettoPacker

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    Good pick who played under a good defensive coach in Dantonio. I love that we've picked up 2 guys to help with a pass rush. Need some secondary help next IMO
     
  12. longtimefan

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    Jerel Worthy Scouting Report

    Position: DT
    Conference: Big10
    School: Michigan State Spartans
    Year/Status: Junior
    Jersey Number: #99
    Height & Weight: 6'3 - 310 lbs.
    Draft Prediction: Second Round
    Ranked #30 on our Top 100 Prospects Board
    Drafted 2.19 in 2012 by GB
    2012 NFL Combine Results
    40-Yard Dash 5.08
    Vertical jump 28.5
    Broad jump 8'11
    Three-cone drill 7.60
    20-yard shuttle 4.56
    See All Combine Results

    2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
    Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

    Worthy's progression over the last few seasons is subtle. What fans should know is that although his numbers don't jump off the page, his role in Michigan State's defense is vital. In the beginning of his career, Worthy was free to pass rush and penetrate the line in what is usually called the off-tackle position (or under tackle).

    At this point in his career (as the team's most dominant defensive lineman), his job is to occupy double teams, seal off running and passing lanes, take up space and hold ground at the point of attack.No, it's not a glamorous job, but it allows his fellow lineman and other blitzers to get after the play. Offenses know if they didn't double team him, he'd blow the play up more often than not.

    Most evaluations miss this change in assignment and see a guy who doesn't penetrate, doesn't get in the backfield, doesn't make impact plays, etc. But the role of a defensive tackle isn't necessarily to be involved in that more than a couple times per game.

    Worthy does all his new tasks very well. He shows a great explosion off the line and is strong enough in his upper body to grab a player with one arm and, all in one motion, bring the ball-carrier into his chest and down to the ground.

    When he does pass rush, he shows a good bull rush, swim move, and rip move. Worthy will make a great fit at either defensive tackle positions in a 4-3 defense. His development leans more toward him slimming down to be a 3-4 DE rather than a bulked up 3-4 NT. It really depends upon which team selects him.

    All in all, Worthy is a very good prospect with a great diversity to his game that opposing offenses respect. His combination of athleticism and brute physicality will be a highly appreciated set of commodities.
     
  13. packerstl101

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    I love it. Im a Big Ten fan
     
  14. longtimefan

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    I feel as do others that if the pass rush is there, our secondary gets better..Thats just a theory though..Now with nick gone, might not be as true
     
  15. TeamTundra

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    Love this pick. I would have been happy with him as our 1st round choice.
     
  16. FrankRizzo

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    Including mine on April 19th as I heard that we liked Worthy a lot.

    POSITIONS - DT
    PlayerSchoolTeamRoundPickGrade
    Fletcher Cox Mississippi State Eagles 1 12 (12) 3.33
    Dontari Poe Memphis Chiefs 1 11 (11) 3.28
    Michael Brockers LSU Rams 1 14 (14) 3.19
    Kendall Reyes Connecticut Chargers 2 17 (49) 3.03
    Jerel Worthy Michigan State Packers 2 19 (51) 2.98
    Brandon Thompson Clemson 2.93
    Devon Still Penn State Bengals 2 21 (53) 2.92
    Alameda Ta'amu Washington 2.90
    Mike Martin Michigan 2.69
    Derek Wolfe Cincinnati Broncos 2 4 (36) 2.63
    Jaye Howard Florida 2.55
    Billy Winn Boise State 2.53
    DaJohn Harris USC 2.50
    Josh Chapman Alabama 2.49


    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2012/breakdowns/by_position/DT.html#ixzz1tIHkTz4g
     
  17. jaybadger82

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    Yep yep- this one continues to grow on me.

    As a Badger fan, I hated the guy on that Spartan D, which probably speaks to his talent in disrupting an offense. He does has a nasty streak that may border on petulant (ala Ndamakong Sue) but you need that in your defense. I think he really bolsters the rotation up front.
     
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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000...aft-hot-100-25-final-ranking-of-top-prospects

    • [​IMG]
    • By Gil Brandt NFL.com Senior Analyst
    1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (1)
    2. Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor (2)
    3. Matt Kalil, OT, USC (3)
    4. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M (6)
    5. Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama (5)
    6. Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU (7)
    7. Melvin Ingram, OLB/DE, South Carolina (8)
    8. Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina (4)
    9. Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa (10)
    10. Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State (20)
    11. Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College (9)
    12. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama (11)
    13. Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State (13)
    14. Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (12)
    15. Michael Brockers, DT, LSU (14)
    16. Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama (16)
    17. David DeCastro, OG, Stanford (15)
    18. Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis (17)
    19. Mark Barron, S, Alabama (19)
    20. Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina (25)
    21. Nick Perry, OLB/DE, USC (23)
    22. Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama (18)
    23. Jerel Worthy, DT/DE, Michigan State (25)

    We got both guys!
    Plus a super CB prospect with our 3rd pick!
    And I think we have 2 4th round comp picks still.....
    Teddy has turned all that Quantity into some serious Quality! And at positions we NEEDED immediate upgrades.
     
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  19. Bagadeez04

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    I love the move to get this kid...from what I hear at this point he would be a rotational player. All the analysts on ESPN said he should have stayed in college another year...so he will take time to get his body/fundamentals right. But I think from day one he can be worked into the rotation.

    On passing downs we now have...CM3 LOLB...Raji/Worthy/Hargrove DT...Perry LOLB. Plus whatever we might get from guys like So'Oto and Lattimore who are still unknowns at this point. I think we're in a much better position now than two days ago!
     
  20. ivo610

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    He will have a legit impact on the field this season.
     
  21. Bensalama21

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    It is almost deja vu! It's just like the Packers back in '09 getting the Matthews/Raji tandem! Now we get another OLB/DT tandem? This is exciting!
     
  22. DoddPower

    DoddPower Nick Perry is watching you, NFL QB's!

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    Great pick. Pass rush, pass rush, pass rush!! Can't stress that enough. I'm liking this draft so far . .
     
  23. Jules

    Jules The Colts Fan

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    LOVE THIS PICK.
     
  24. HyponGrey

    HyponGrey Caseus Locutus Est

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    Mike Neal, take two *clack!* I got a good feeling about this time
     
  25. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    Love it! Welcome to GB, Mr. Worthy!
     

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