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NFL scouting report on Daryl Worley

Kyle Crabbs has become a regular contributor to both BGS and the BGS Tailgate on ESPN 102.3 the Ticket when it comes to Mountaineers NFL draft status. We asked Kyle to give us a scouting report on WVU junior cornerback Daryl Worley.

Bio on  Kyle: Kyle Crabbs, @NDTScouting, is a member of the Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and was recognized as a charter member of the Pro Football Draft Writers of America (PFDWA) in 2014. NDT Scouting content can be found at and Kyle has been scouting the NFL Draft since 2010, before founding NDT Scouting in October of 2013. Kyle’s other notable ventures include credentialed media access to players and coaches at NCAA Power 5 games across the country (including stops in Morgantown for the Baylor and Texas contests), as well as the 2014 East/West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, FL. Kyle aslo has been a guest on Yahoo’s Sports X Radio show as well as the Ross Tucker Show on Sirius XM Radio.

Worley scouting report:

“First game I watched was the ’14 Alabama game. I noticed right away that the coaching staff allowed Worley, a true sophmore, to shadow (Oakland Raider’s 1st round pick) Amari Cooper all over the field. The ability to play on both sides of the defense is important, and impressive. He was physical a the line of scrimmage, though impatient at times – leading to lunging and losing balance. I have also been concerned at points throughout his career with what appears to be a lack of discipline in outside-contain assignments against the run. Worley cuts inside to avoid blockers, but does not finish the play. This is a weakness.”

“He is listed at 6’2″ 198, that is NFL size. I don’t think he needs to add any weight. With those measurables, I think he needs to be at 4.55 or better in the 40 at the combine. He doesn’t need to be a burner, but he needs to be able to run. He can.”
“Due to his short-area quickness and explosion being average, I have Worley strictly as a Boundary Corner in the NFL. This means he will be at his best when allowed to cover the short side of the field. Tighter spaces will allow him to use his physicality, as opposed to the Field Corner, which plays the far side, and is asked to cover more ground and needs more laterally explosion.”
“I have ‘Ball Skills’ as my 4th most important grading area, out of 10. Worley will receive a good grade here. He catches balls out away from his frame, with his hands, in contested situations.”
“I need to see what happens at the combine, but I have Worley currently sitting with a Day 2 overall grade, with his Feet/Change of Direction Skills (most important grading area out 10) keeping him out of the first. I do not disagree with his decision to leave, but think he had a shot to sneak into the top 50 overall players with a good senior year. You never know what will happen on draft day, but I have him solidly in my top 100.
WVU’s Daryl Worley is the 6th highest CB productivity score I’ve logged in 3 yrs (8.15) behind J Glenn, Q Rollins, R Cockrell, B Roby, J Verrett.”
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Jeremy Simon
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