EVANSTON IL - OCTOBER 23: Jerel Worthy #99 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a defensive play against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 23 2010 in Evanston Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jerel Worthy
With the twenty-fifth pick of the 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos (chosen by Saint for life) select...
Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
The Denver Broncos need a run stopper and Worthy is a versatile player who is quite capable of playing multiple positions on the defensive line in both the 4-3 and 3-4 according to many scouts. With the loss of Brodrick Bunkley, the Broncos will have to make the defensive tackle position a priority. They'll also have to fight off the temptation for getting Peyton Manning more offensive weaponry, but even with Bunkley the Broncos run defense left something to be desired. Head coach John Fox is known to be more of a defensive guy than an offensive guru, so getting the draft's best snap anticipating DT may be too much of a temptation to pass up.
Worthy is not known to be a power DT, but he lifted 225 lbs a total of 28 times at his pro day and when you watch game tape you never see him get overpowered in one on one blocking situations. If you watch his game tape (especially the Georgia game last year) you see him constantly overpowering offensive linemen. This in conjuction with the fact that he is incredibly quick off the snap for a 300 pounder make him a dual threat both stopping the run and rushing the passer. In time, he will get double teams which will free up Von Miller to do what he does best.
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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.
Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2012 CSC Community Mock Draft Section.
|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Indianapolis Colts||QB Andrew Luck - Stanford||Legatron Morstead||77%|
|2||Washington Redskins||QB Robert Griffin III - Baylor||VAsaintsfan||78%|
|3||Minnesota Vikings||OT Matt Kalil - USC||Hans Petersen||69%|
|4||Cleveland Browns||RB Trent Richardson - Alabama||Fan since the Aints||81%|
|5||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||CB Morris Claiborne - LSU||Alex Swift||50%|
|6||St. Louis Rams||WR Justin Blackmon - Oklahoma St.||GRIZZ||73%|
|7||Jacksonville Jaguars||WR Michael Floyd - Notre Dame||AcquiredPanic||51%|
|8||Miami Dolphins||WR Kendall Wright - Baylor||were gonna need a bigger boat||16%|
|9||Carolina Panthers||DT Michael Brockers - LSU||DatFan||43%|
|10||Buffalo Bills||OT Riley Reiff - Iowa||theprogrammerman||51%|
|11||Kansas City Chiefs||G David DeCastro - Stanford||Jimbo03||69%|
|12||Seattle Seahawks||DE Melvin Ingram - South Carolina||BASAINT||57%|
|13||Arizona Cardinals||DT Dontari Poe - Memphis||jeremysherwin||44%|
|14||Dallas Cowboys||S Mark Barron - Alabama||Saint for Life||59%|
|15||Philadelphia Eagles||DE Quinton Coples - North Carolina||caominh||26%|
|16||NY Jets||LB Courtney Upshaw - Alabama||GRIZZ||65%|
|17||Cincinnati Bengals||WR Stephen Hill - Georgia Tech||coldpizza||54%|
|18||San Diego Chargers||DE/OLB Nick Perry - USC||Alex Swift||44%|
|19||Chicago Bears||TE Coby Fleener - Stanford||Jay Cutler||44%|
|20||Tennessee Titans||LB Luke Kuelchy - Boston College||shipgoalie05||37%|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||CB Stephon Gilmore - South Carolina||coldpizza||54%|
|22||Cleveland Browns||OT Jonathan Martin - Stanford||Fan since the Aints|
|23||Detroit Lions||CB Dre Kirkpatrick - Alabama||AcquiredPanic|
|24||Pittsburgh Steelers||S Harrison Smith - Notre Dame||WVPiratesfan|
|25||Denver Broncos||DT Jerel Worthy - Michigan St.||Saint for life|
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