Film Study: Charlie Woerner

Matt DeBary takes a look at Rabun County ATH Charlie Woerner on film.

2016 ATH Charlie Woerner is a top prospect who does a little bit of everything for Rabun County. The 6’5 230 pound Woerner lines up at WR, S, RB, TE, and also plays special teams for the Wildcats.

When watching film, the first thing I noticed was his size. He is a big guy who is very physical, and has good speed as well. He showed good hands, playmaking ability, and again, he is extremely athletic. It seemed on film that he was taller than most of his defenders, and he does a great job in the red zone in jump ball situations. As a running back, Woerner displayed good vision and explosiveness to hit the hole and speed by defenders. He runs powerfully when he has the ball in his hands, and does a nice job of breaking tackles downfield. He showed a nice stiff arm when he was tackled high--and good balance when getting hit on the leg.

At safety, Woerner was able to make plays, but he really did a nice job locating the ball carrier. He played safety for the Wildcats in 2014, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him play a little linebacker as well next year. He was all over the field on the defense side, and he was clearly the best pure athlete on the field.

Although Woerner excels at multiple positions, I think tight end might be the best option at the next level. He lacks the speed to play out wide, but he could be a big match-up problem for linebackers. He has the size to play the position, and can be a valuable third down option in short yardage. One question I do have about him is his blocking. He has shown he can catch the ball, and it seems as though he’s a good blocker, but I want to see him block against SEC caliber defenders. He has the frame to put on more muscle, so I think he will be fine. I do believe he will be used primarily in the passing game, and be able to split out at times too WR if needed.

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