DE Jerel Worthy
2nd Rd. (51) 2012
What the Packers tried to accomplish with the once promising Big Ten product was the equivalent of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
Jerel Worthy was a 308-pound one-gap lineman who was a better fit in a 4-3 alignment. His major strength was anticipating the snap, which is fantastic if you’re a situational pass rusher.
But what the Packers needed from him was power and the ability to get some push even against double-teams when necessary. Worthy never mastered the art of shedding blocks and was traded to New England only two years after he was drafted.
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