Jason Worilds shows well at Hokies pro day
One of the most intriguing of Virginia Tech's former players to watch at April's NFL draft will be Jason Worilds, whose decision to forgo his senior season to enter the pros came as a surprise to even his position coaches.
And in the final push to impress scouts, Worilds and a handful of former Hokies worked out for NFL scouts as part of Virginia Tech's pro day in Blacksburg. Worilds had an impressive showing at the session, which was closed to the news media.
Worilds averaged a time of 4.51 in the 40-yard dash, with his fastest mark at 4.47 seconds. He ran the 20-yard shuttle in 4.07 seconds and the 60-yard shuttle in 11.25, both of which compared favorably to other defensive ends' and linebackers' numbers from the combine.
Worilds was measured at a shade taller than 6 feet 1 and weighed 254 pounds.
Worilds, either a defensive end or linebacker at the next level, already worked out at the NFL combine in March in Indianapolis. He participated in several drills at both positions on Thursday.
A physical specimen and a collegiate standout at defensive end, Worilds is likely too undersize to play with his hand on the ground in the NFL. But whether he has the tools to play linebacker at that level, and where an NFL team will take a chance on him in the draft, is still a question mark.
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