NFL Combine: Worthy comes in drawing high praise

The former Spartan most likely to make the biggest splash at the NFL Combine got his experience underway Saturday.

Jerel Worthy, who arrived in Indianapolis on Friday, and the projected first-round pick already has drawn some praise — and supposedly had been earlier in the week.

“Several offensive line(man) this week raving about Michigan State’s Jerel Worthy as toughest DT they faced,” said Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

A prominent media member was in agreement with those offensive lineman.

“He flashes on tape as much as anyone I’ve watched on the defensive line,” said ESPN’s Todd McShay, who has Worthy ranked as his No. 22 prospect in the draft.

Former Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian was one of the people Mark Dantonio called about Worthy and his draft stock before he declared, and Polian was a big fan and remains one.

“It’s rare when you find people who have that kind of athletic ability, that kind of size and movement, and that kind of strength and explosion. …  he has tools similar to (Baltimore Ravens) Haloti Ngata,” said Polian, currently a SiriusXM NFL Radio analyst.

Worthy is scheduled to participate in drills Sunday. He measured at 6-foot-2 and 308 pounds, which Dion Caputi of National Football Post said is the proper size for him.

Trenton Robinson arrived in Indianapolis on Saturday.

Stories on Cousins

Pro Football Weekly put together a piece on Kirk Cousins after his day of interviews Friday about the classy impression which he made. has an interview with Cousins and former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, both of whom trained at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to prepare for the combine.

Five questions with Cunningham

B.J. Cunningham answered five questions for the Columbus Dispatch, check out his responses here.


Posted on February 25, 2012, in Football and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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