Chris Wormley5-T Michigan

6-5.1, 297, 7.08 3-Cone, (PD) 4.82

4.55 SS, 9'2"Broad, 31.5"Vert,

23 Reps, 34.1"Arms, 

 

The Unknown Guy. Part II. 

By TOM

Fifth-Year Senior (2016): Academic All-Big Ten Conference. Pro Football Focus College Big Ten Team of the Week honoree against UCF (Sept. 10). Was the team's Defensive Lineman of the Game after games against UCF (co-), Colorado and Wisconsin. Elected co-captain. Started all 13 games at defensive end. Started in the season opener against Hawaii (Sept. 3). Recorded seven tackles, 1.5 TFLs one sack and blocked two field goals against UCF (Sept. 10). Posted two stops and an assisted sack vs. Colorado (Sept. 17). Tallied three tackles and 1.5 sacks against Penn State (Sept. 24). Recorded five tackles and one sack against Wisconsin (Oct. 1). Assisted on two tackles for loss at Rutgers (Oct. 8). Made three stops against Illinois (Oct. 22). Recorded four quarterback hurries against Michigan State (Oct. 29). Made two stops against Maryland (Nov. 5). Made six tackles including four solo stops at Iowa (Nov. 12), adding one sack among two tackles for loss overall. Made three tackles against Indiana (Nov. 19) with two solo stops. Recorded five stops and one sack at Ohio State (Nov. 26). Assisted on one tackle and blocked a point-after-attempt vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec. 30).

Ohio St: He is amazing. He looks like a prototype DT, but he rushes from the edge as well as anyone. I think he plays inside in the NFL. But if a team wanted to go be a DE: he can lined up in front of the ORT, stop the run, and rush the passer. Looks like a 5-Tech. He can push the OLT off, and cut inside and hit the QB. He will play 5-Tech in odd fronts. Great job setting the edge with power when he lined up at DE.

Wisconsin: He will line up outside sometimes. He can pop the ORT up, and drive sideways inside to tackle the RB on the Dive. They lined him up at DE against Wisconsin to help stop the run, and he hit the QB anyway. "You can see the athleticism and talent with him but I just don't know that he's consistent enough," a scout said. "He has to make more plays instead of just flashing. His coordinator loves him though. Vouches for his football character, which is important." Nice job jamming the OLG back next the QB, and scaring him out of the pocket.

Iowa: He has great heavy hands. Against Iowa, he was lined up at DE. The TE tried to block down on him, and he shoved him off with both hands, and knocked him clean off his feet like he was a kid on ice. Then burst around him and helped tackle the RB on the power toss for a TFL. He will line up out at DE for the whole 1st quarter, and then suddenly got shoved inside to DT, and shoved the OLT off his feet backwards and get the RB. He drove the OLG into the RB two plays in a row. He can take the chip on his bad leg from the RB that almost wipes him out, and still turn and hit the QB. He can burst into the backfield, sense the jet sweep and make the tackle on the little speedster. 

Proday: "DE Chris Wormley (6-5 1/8, 297) ran the 40 in 4.82 and 4.87 seconds," Gil Brandt. "He had a 31.5-inch vertical, a 9-2 broad jump, a 4.55-second short shuttle, and a 7.08-second three-cone."

Wormley VS Penn ST

Wormley is a big guy who uses his hands well. They lined him up outside as the strongside D-end a lot. And incredibly he can get to the QB around the edge and sack the quarterback. He is really a 6-5 300-pound 5-Tech/3-Tech (:25). That is a great sack for such a big power player.

He is a great DL, who can play all 7 D-line positions, and still made splash plays (:25). He seemed to naturally set the edge a lot (1:46). They will line him up at DE, and then stick him inside to 3-Tech. Where he can blast off and sack the QB (1:46). He can play 3-Tech in the NFL. They lined him up at 3-Tech against Penn St and he kept finding his way to the QB (2:23). It is all in his legs. He has explosive legs that let him burst past OLs from every position.

Great heavy hands that he can use to pull the OLT right off his feet (2:46). Now that is how an NFL 5-Tech stacks and sheds a guy (2:57). You can see how they move him all around, but it still amazed me how he ran the arc (3:06). He can take the OLG on a ride to the QB in a single bound (3:43). He is a good stunter (4:18). Both setting the pick for his teammate to loop behind, and looping behind his teammate.

Great explosion off the snap to panic the QB (4:29). He was a one man wrecking ball against Penn State (4:53). That fact that he can play 5-Tech and 3-Tech, and hit the QB from both positions, will get him drafted on Day Two.

Wormley Vs Penn ST:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8r7shtTvrE

Wormley Vs FLA ST:

When he lined up at DT he made the O-line double him inside on 3rd down, and then that lets the other DT run free to the RB. He can hold up the ORT on the play action, and then pull him aside and pressure the QB late, when he sees the RB doesn't have the ball off the play action. I just love how he put the OLG on skates, as he slices upfield and panicked the QB out of the pocket. 

I think he is one of the most underrated players in this Draft. He is the most versatile D-linemen in this Draft. His ability to play all seven D-line position in a 4-3 and a 3-4 is just fun to watch. He can put the OLG on his inside shoulder, and drive him back with great force into the QB. He is a terrific speed rusher outside at D-end, and a terrific run defender inside at DT. 

Nice job stopping and getting between the RB and QB when he reads screen. He can turn Tape to Field. Recognizes the misdirection plays and stayed in position. Nice rip inside on the run, to get to the other side of the OC to get in on the tackle.

He can shot the Gap and sack the QB with a nice blast off. He has that knack for hitting the quarterback. He can twist under Glasgow and go and get the QB. This guys has the rush skills that a lot of NFL teams need. He has the speed to rush the edge and the size to play inside. 4-3 teams will love him as a 3-Tech, and 3-4 teams will love him as a 5-Tech. 

Wormley Vs FLA ST:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QniYgIbnkrk

Wormley's Official Bio:

CAREER HIGHS

• Tackles: 7 - Ohio State, 2015 
• TFLs: 3.0 - (2x), last vs. Oregon State, 2015
• Sacks: 1.0 - (6x), last vs. Michigan State, 2015
• FR: 1 - Nebraska, 2013

At Michigan 
• Graduated from the School of Kinesiology, with a degree in sport management
• Four-year letterman 
• Appeared in 51 games, making 30 starts along the defensive line 
• Recorded 123 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups 
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016) 
• 2015 and 2016 Richard Katcher Award - Top U-M Defensive Lineman
• Two-time All-Big Ten honoree; 2016 first team (coaches), second team (media); 2015 third team (coaches)

Fifth-Year Senior (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten Conference 
• Pro Football Focus College Big Ten Team of the Week honoree against UCF (Sept. 10) 
• Was the team's Defensive Lineman of the Game after games against UCF (co-), Colorado and Wisconsin 
• Elected co-captain 
• Started all 13 games at defensive end
• Started in the season opener against Hawaii (Sept. 3)
• Recorded seven tackles, 1.5 TFLs one sack and blocked two field goals against UCF (Sept. 10)
• Posted two stops and an assisted sack vs. Colorado (Sept. 17)
• Tallied three tackles and 1.5 sacks against Penn State (Sept. 24)
• Recorded five tackles and one sack against Wisconsin (Oct. 1)
• Assisted on two tackles for loss at Rutgers (Oct. 8) 
• Made three stops against Illinois (Oct. 22) 
• Recorded four quarterback hurries against Michigan State (Oct. 29) 
• Made two stops against Maryland (Nov. 5) 
• Made six tackles including four solo stops at Iowa (Nov. 12), adding one sack among two tackles for loss overall 
• Made three tackles against Indiana (Nov. 19) with two solo stops 
• Recorded five stops and one sack at Ohio State (Nov. 26) 
• Assisted on one tackle and blocked a point-after-attempt vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec. 30)

Senior (2015) 
• Has appeared in 12 games at defensive line, making 10 starts 
• at Utah (Sept. 3): Made a career-high five tackles, including three for loss 
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Tallied a career-best six tackles, including a sack and three TFL 
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Recorded a tackle-for-loss and forced a fumble 
• BYU (Sept. 26): Notched two tackles and a QB hurry 
• Michigan State (Oct. 17): Recorded five tackles, a sack and a pass breakup 
• at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Tallied three tackles 
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Made four tackles, including two sacks 
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Recorded five tackles, including 2.0 TFL and 1.5 sacks 
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Had a career-high seven tackles 
• Florida (Jan. 1): Notched four tackles including a sack and 2.5 tackles-for-loss

Junior (2014) 
• Academic All-Big Ten 
• Earned second varsity letter 
• Appeared in 12 games, making six starts 
• Recorded 21 tackles, 10 solos, five TFLs and three sacks 
• at Ohio State (Nov. 29): Tallied three tackles 
• at Northwestern (Nov. 8): Posted four tackles, including 0.5 sacks 
• Indiana (Nov. 1): Recorded two tackles, including one TFL
• at Michigan State (Oct. 25): Posted a sack for a loss of eight yards 
• Penn State (Oct. 11): Recorded two tackles, including 0.5 sacks 
• Minnesota (Sept. 27): Posted three tackles, including one TFL
• Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Recorded one sack

Sophomore (2013)
• Earned first varsity letter
• Appeared in 13 games as a reserve defensive lineman 
• Tallied 19 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery
• at Iowa (Nov. 23): Registered two tackles and a sack 
• Nebraska (Nov. 9): Notched his first career fumble recovery 
• at Penn State (Oct. 12): Recorded a career-high four tackles, one sack and two tackles-for-a-loss
• Central Michigan (Aug. 31): Posted first career TFL
• Earned John F. Maulbetsch spring award for a freshman based on desire, character, capacity for leadership and future success both on and off the field

Freshman (2012)
• Did not see game action
• Redshirted

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