Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY

NFL Combine 2017: Michigan draft prospect roundup

Rounding up the latest results and highlights from the Michigan draft prospects during the 2017 NFL Draft Combine.

The University of Michigan football program sent 14 players to the annual NFL Combine held in Indianapolis, the most out of any school in the country. Out of the 14 NFL hopefuls, only a handful will be drafted. The rest utilized the combine as a means to showcase their talents in front of NFL scouts.

As the combine wrapped up its festivities on Monday, The Michigan Insider recaps the up-to-date statistics and highlights from the 2017 NFL Combine.

Ben Braden

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/837748318813962242

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 329 lbs

40-yard dash: 5.04 sec

Bench Press: 25 reps

Vertical jump: 28 inches

Broad jump: 102 inches

3 cone drill: 7.85 sec

20-yard shuttle: 4.9 sec

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zeirlein:

STRENGTHS: Part of a physical unit. Shows good initial hand placement and typically lands where he aims in his initial punch. Looks to jolt opponent with his hands. Has good upper body strength and looks to maul. Will gallop into secure block and blast defensive tackles in the ribs. Looks to widen base and anchor up against power. Tough guy who's willing to get his block by any means necessary. Shallow sets in his pass protection.

WEAKNESSES: Stiff as a board in his pass sets. Punch is a tick slow. Plays with very little knee bend and struggles to drop his pad level below his opponents. As play progresses, allows his hands to slide up the frame of defenders. Doesn't generate push through lower body. Has to lean due to lack of flexibility, which causes balance issues. Plodder in space. Too slow for the long pull blocks. Falls off of blocks rather than sustaining.

BOTTOM LINE: Gritty guard with plenty of tough guy in him, but lacking necessary flexibility and athleticism to operate at a consistent level against more talented competition. Could get a late-round nibble, but will always have his hands full if matched up against an athletic defender across from him.

Twitter Highlights:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838025975296319493

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/837682128456409089

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Jake Butt

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/837822187981635584

Height: 6'5

Weight: 246 lbs

*Butt did not participate in drills due to injury.*

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:
STRENGTHS: Has NFL size and steps up big in the passing game. Strong hands are like magnets. Can snatch and secure at the catch point. Tough and reliable when working in traffic. Fearless in the middle of the field and understands how to protect himself and the ball while there. Slick with hands. Has slap move to free himself off line of scrimmage and able to create separation at top of his route with sly push-offs. Sinks into space and chews up zone coverage. Play attributes will help him win in the red zone. Effective in intermediate work adjusting routes according to defensive positioning. Competitive after catch with ability to add to his yardage through force. Team co-captain.

WEAKNESSES: A little cumbersome getting off the line and into his routes. Very average athleticism. One-speed runner without many gears. Lacks speed to threaten vertically. Upright into and out of his breaks. Acceleration out of his cuts can be slight. Separation often comes from rub routes and scheme. NFL linebackers should be able to stick him in coverage. Limited catch radius. Grabby as a blocker and takes questionable angles up to second level. Allows physical outside linebackers to set strong edges against him. Needs more commitment and work as a run-blocker on NFL level.

SOURCES TELL US: "He's going to be a good pro. Everyone wants Olsen or Gronk but those are elite players. Butt is dependable and will make first downs. They all get better as blockers once they get up here." -- AFC director of scouting

NFL COMPARISON: Zach Miller

BOTTOM LINE: In-line tight end with strong, natural hands and the toughness to make a living in the middle of the field as a chain-moving safety blanket. While he's shown ability to operate as an intermediate target as well, he might lack the athleticism and separation to uncover against NFL safeties and some linebackers in man coverage. Butt must improve greatly as a blocker to reach his potential as a Y tight end. However, his ability as a reliable, productive target should earn him an early starter's nod with a chance to become a solid pro.

Highlights:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/837830801131720704

Taco Charlton

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838404656627789824

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 277 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.92 sec

Bench Press: 25 reps

Vertical jump: 33 inches

Broad jump: 116 inches

3 cone drill: 7.17 sec

20-yard shuttle: 4.39 sec

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Rare combination of size, length and athletic traits as a rusher. Long-levered frame with athletic, knotted calves. Brings freaky athletic traits to table and is still growing into his body. Flashes instant reaction time off snap and up the field thanks to his twitch. Has enough upfield juice to push offensive tackles into hasty retreat. Generates pop through speed-to-power element. Very good flexibility throughout. Able to sink and swerve around corner if he gets early lead in race to the edge. Possesses hip swivel combined with shoulder turn to slip and flip around the corner of an offensive tackle he's engaged with as a pass rusher. Rushes with forward lean that keeps his momentum downhill. Uses rip-and-stab move and an ominous spin move that could turn into a dominant rush trait in the NFL. Elongated lateral slides can open into sprint very quickly to chase run play bouncing outside. Length gives him a shot at dramatically increasing his play-making ability against the run. Hand usage is improving.

WEAKNESSES: Despite talent and traits, production and overall play has been uneven at Michigan. Earned full-time starting nod in just his final season. Needs more weight-room work. Consistency of anchor at point of attack in question. Can be rooted out of his gap by power. Can do better job of using his length to keep blockers off of him. Doesn't make enough plays on other side of the line against run. Needs to show a nastier play demeanor at all times. Scouts question whether he has enough toughness for trench battles if bumped inside or to 5-technique. Held back by his inconsistent play speed. Excessive leaning and narrowing of his base during the play causes balance and footwork inconsistencies. Needs better readiness to take on move blockers.

SOURCES TELL US: "Really, really talented player. You won't always see it on every play so that is going to be a coach's job to get that out of him. Rushers with his size and athleticism are hard to find and they usually go very early in the draft." -- AFC executive

NFL COMPARISON: Chandler Jones

BOTTOM LINE: "Inconsistent" has been the buzzword that has followed Charlton since coming to Michigan, but he began the process of shaking it during his senior season. Charlton is an ascending prospect with the size, length, athleticism and pass-rushing potential that NFL general managers dream of. What you see today might not be what you get. While his production coming out of college will be modest, he could become a substantially better player as a pro if he's committed to the weight room and willing to absorb coaching. High-impact defensive end with all-pro potential is his ceiling. His floor is solid starter.

Highlights:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838395650148614145

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838199032967282690

Jehu Chesson

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/838045588100800512

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 204 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.47 sec

Bench Press: 10 reps

Vertical jump: 35.5 inches

Broad jump: 132 inches

3 cone drill: 6.7 sec (Top performer)

20-yard shuttle: 4.09 sec

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Angular, but features NFL size and plus catch radius. Foot quickness considered adequate. Ball tracker with good concentration. Feasts on combat catches in a crowd. Willing to take his lumps to secure the catch. Can leap and contort in mid-air to snare the difficult catch. Makes quick adjustments to poor throws. Squares back to shield safeties from interfering with catch on deep, in-breaking routes. Showed toughness, confidence and talent in successful bowl performance against Florida's Vernon Hargreaves in 2015 season. Understands art of hand-fighting. Has some dog in him as a run blocker and will compete to the whistle.

WEAKNESSES: Suffered knee injury in bowl game his junior season and dealt with extended recovery time. Didn't look like the same guy in 2016 and production dropped substantially. Struggled to find necessary separation quickness in his routes. Defaulted to body catches too often in 2016. Play-strength issues show up against aggressive press corners. Forced to work overtime to free himself from a strong jam. Cornerbacks show no fear of his vertical speed. Effectiveness and quality of routes is below par. Tall into his breaks and will give routes away. Appeared to go through the motions in some games. Just average after the catch.

NFL COMPARISON: Brian Quick

BOTTOM LINE: Chesson looked like a shell of his 2015 self for much of the 2016 season. Erratic quarterback play didn't help his production, but an inability to separate and a noticeable drop in confidence were also culprits. Has NFL size and ball skills but long speed and play strength are deficiencies that could limit him as a pro. If he can revert back to his 2015 form, he has WR2 or WR3 potential. But at this point, he appears to be a Day 3 pick who could struggle to find snaps early in his career.

Highlights:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838041374121463808

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/837818695858671617

Jeremy Clark

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838560180128342017

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 220 lbs

Bench Press: 20 reps (Top Performer)

*Did not participate in other drills due to injury*

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Exciting size and length outside. Is an imposing figure in press coverage. Maximizes arm length when attacking passing lanes. Ball skills are solid. Athletic enough to play in multiple coverages. Displays necessary timing for high-point disruption even in a retreat. Able to maintain his feel for route down the field. Has a make-up gear when beaten and can close out separation distance. Looks to run through the receiver and deliver some thump after the catch. Heads up tackler looks to attack the legs and wrap-up. Has potential to challenge for a role as gunner or jammer on special teams.

WEAKNESSES: Leggy transitions can put him behind when forced to open and run. Tends to bend at the waist and lean into receivers when matching their release. Lacks fluidity to recover quickly when beaten by route fakes. Will struggle to stick with complex routes. Doesn't always play to his size. Slow to disengage from perimeter blocks. Too passive on the perimeter and needs an angrier heart against the run. Needs to improve his lower body strength. Season-ending ACL tear will likely prevent him from running and proving his speed pre-draft.

BOTTOM LINE: Because Clark's recovery from an ACL tear makes it unlikely he'll be able to run pre-draft, teams may be hesitant to consider him as anything other than an undrafted free agent. However, the tape shows decent makeup speed to go along with his extreme length. Clark could challenge for a roster spot with teams looking for bump-and-run corners with an ability to operate on special teams.

Amara Darboh

https://twitter.com/NFLNow/status/838042983303950336

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 214 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.45 sec

Bench Press: 17 reps

Vertical jump: 36 inches

Broad jump: 124 inches

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Good NFL size with above-average arm length. Experience in Michigan's pro-style passing attack. Saw increase in targets and responded with improved production. In 2016, had at least one catch of at least 30 yards in eight of first nine games, outplaying highly regarded teammate Jehu Chesson. Fluid working two-way releases from slot. Smooth transitions in his routes. Won't give away plant-and-go cuts to the post, allowing him to stay ahead of the cornerback. Heady player. Adjusts routes to create better throwing opportunities for quarterbacks. Accepts responsibility as blocker climbing up to cornerbacks with some urgency of engagement. Able to sustain his block when run play flows his way. Locks up back-side safety blocks.

WEAKNESSES: Build-up runner who is slow to eat up cornerback cushion. Play speed appears to be average. Missing suddenness and twitch. Inconsistent release quickness against press. Could struggle to uncover against aggressive man coverage. Gradual sink into breaks alerts cornerbacks to slam on breaks and challenge the throw. Body catcher. Ball will beat him up and he suffers from focus drops. Needs to improve positioning against defensive backs. Rarely escapes a spirited tackle attempt. Not very dynamic after the catch.

SOURCES TELL US: "The all-star game and combine will determine where he gets drafted but I think he's a good player. He's bigger and faster than you think. Practices hard and is a good athlete. Harbaugh demands some toughness from his receivers, too. He will be a pretty good pro." -- NFC executive

NFL COMPARISON: Mohamed Sanu

BOTTOM LINE: Darboh caught the attention of scouts from very early on in his final season at Michigan. Darboh's outstanding size will have some teams excited, but he needs to run well at the combine in order to be targeted as a "size/speed" prospect. He lacks the quickness and hands to make a living underneath, but has the physical traits and willingness to help as a blocker that could get teams to bite on the second day of the draft (Rounds 2-3). Scheme fit could determine whether he becomes a WR2 or just a guy fighting for snaps off the bench.

Highlights:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838035535931260929

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/837839684264939520

Ben Gedeon

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838206609662828544

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 244 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.75 sec

Bench Press: 27 reps (Top performer)

Vertical jump: 34.5 inches

Broad jump: 119 inches

3 cone drill: 6.98 sec (Top performer)

20-yard shuttle: 4.13 sec (Top performer)

60-yard shuttle: 11.58 sec (Top performer)

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Keeps pads square. Does a good job of punching blockers early and keeping himself in position to make a play. Shows ability to play off of block and keep his contain shoulder clean. Doesn't fly downhill unnecessarily. Plays with instincts in the middle. Processes well sifting through blocks and bodies to find the ball carrier. Mindful of tight ends redirecting their routes when he gets a chance. Quick to jump into the way of crossing routes to disrupt. Wants to eat on special teams. Played cover teams all four years and finished with 23 special teams tackles.

WEAKNESSES: Just an average athlete. Charged with 13 missed tackles this season. Lacks pursuit speed and reactive athleticism to consistently secure tackles in space. Gets engulfed at times and lacks a counter to unhinge quickly from a player's length. Initial footwork before the chase can be plodding and heavy. Doesn't have a burst gear to keep pace with NFL speed. Man coverage responsibilities could become a chore.

SOURCES TELL US: "I thought he should have been in the Senior Bowl. He's consistent and I like his technique. If Jake Ryan could start at one point, I wouldn't be surprised if Gedeon doesn't get that chance too." - NFC regional scout

BOTTOM LINE: Gedeon has ample size and talent to become an NFL backup at middle linebacker, but his bread will be buttered as a special teams performer as he has the instincts and fearlessness needed to succeed in that area. He can step in and get you through a game at inside linebacker, but his lack of speed and short area quickness could be picked at on the next level.

Highlights:

Ryan Glasgow

https://twitter.com/Lions/status/838125110032728064

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 302 lbs

40-yard dash: 5.13 sec

Bench Press: 20 reps

Vertical jump: 27.5 inches

Broad jump: 105 inches

3 cone drill: 7.55 sec

20-yard shuttle: 4.50 sec

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Former walk-on with hard-hat demeanor. Willing fighter in trenches and refuses to give blockers a snap off. From football family. Big brother, Graham, starred at Michigan and now plays for Lions. Muscular and rugged with no bad weight on his frame. Has power in his upper body and uses a powerful club move along with a pull-and-shuck technique to get rid of blockers. Technician as interior run defender. Plays with wide base and good balance. Shows feel for double teams and braces quickly against them. Powerful, heavy tackler. Has arm length and power to lock out blockers in a two-gap scheme. Has strength to force his way past redirect blocks. Comes from a competitive family background and has excelled beyond expectations.

WEAKNESSES: Could use more pure mass in lower body to withstand double teams inside. True NFL power across from him could limit his effectiveness. Not a natural knee bender, which limits his athletic movements in tight quarters and as a pass rusher. Square-shoulder playing style will limit his ability to disrupt at NFL level. Lacks pass-rush talent and skill set. Needs more violence and activity from his hands as a rusher. Unlikely to be on the field on third downs as a pro.

NFL COMPARISON: Matt Ioannidis

BOTTOM LINE: Ryan Glasgow has helped to give Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh a level of toughness and dependability in the middle which has helped propel the Wolverines defense. He wants in on the action at all times and is at his best when he's able to play the man in front of him rather than having to get involved with Michigan's constantly twisting defensive front. Glasgow's rock 'em, sock 'em approach should appeal to defensive line coaches looking for high effort depth along their defensive front, but his inability to rush at an NFL level means he's unlikely to be more than a two-down player which could slide him to Day 3.

Highlights:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838240378939715584

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838410635213930496

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Delano Hill

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838858904368971779

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 216 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.47 sec (Top performer)

Bench Press: 17 reps

Vertical jump: 33.5 inches

Broad jump: 115 inches

3 cone drill: 6.96 sec

20-yard shuttle: 4.27 sec

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Compact build that is able to accept and deal out physical play. Aggressive in run support. Likes the life near the line of scrimmage. Plays downhill and will meet the ball in the backfield when he gets a chance. Steps downhill from high safety and takes good angles to the ball. Plays both high and low and has matched up on the slot. Has zone-cover potential. Chest-up tackler with a good finishing rate.

WEAKNESSES: Hips lock up on him when trying to flip and chase the post route. Has no room for false steps in his game. Lacks athleticism to match up on space down the field. Below average play speed and range from high safety. Instincts are average. Can be slow to recognize and respond to intended misdirection. Transitions forward from his pedal will stall at the top and slow his break on the throw.

BOTTOM LINE: Hill has the size and physical demeanor to get a quality look from a team as a box safety, but his lack of coverage quickness and ball production won't help his chances. Hill will have to open eyes on special teams and as a lights out, downhill tackler to become an NFL factor.

Highlights:

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838791196302532610

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838573561765834754

Jourdan Lewis

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838590213811224576

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 188 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.54 sec

Bench Press: 15 reps

Vertical jump: 34.5 inches

Broad jump: 121 inches

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Ultra-competitive with an overwhelming drive to succeed. Allowed just seven catches in 2016 for completion percentage against of 23.3. An annoyance from press coverage. Squats on top of his target waiting to punch and impede. Twitchy feet can stick and close to ball instantly when he reads pass. Able to flip hips and accelerate quickly. Has lateral quickness and agility to flourish from the slot. Has adequate recovery speed to make up for an early mistake. Finds ball with back to quarterback as well as anyone in college. Maintains tight coverage downfield and waits for receiver's eyes to cue him in on when to turn and find it. In three years as a starter, credited with 42 passes defensed, including six interceptions. Allowed just two touchdowns during same time frame. Showed off ball skills and athleticism with highlight reel, one-handed interception against Wisconsin. Has special teams experience as a gunner and in return game.

WEAKNESSES: Diminutive frame. Limited in coverage options due to matchup concerns against elite NFL size. Has to work overtime to disengage from physical wideouts in run support. Tape shows small delay in reaction when attempting to mirror an inside release. Tendency to grab if beaten early off the line. Penalized 14 times over career with eight pass interferences. Will allow his man a head start past him when he starts reckless eyeballing the quarterback from off coverage. Might lack necessary spring to win 50-50 balls at the high point.

SOURCES TELL US: "If he were bigger he would go in the first round. Love everything about the way he plays. He's cocky and tough and doesn't take any (expletive) from anyone. And sub-package teams will love him because he won't kill you against the run." -- Director of scouting for NFC team

NFL COMPARISON: Adam Jones

BOTTOM LINE: Technician with the foot quickness and overall athleticism to handle himself from the slot. Shouldn't be much of a detriment against the run for teams who want to attack on the ground from 11 personnel. Excels from press and plays with confidence and edge. Lack of size will scare some teams and could cause him to fall out of the first round, but he has the ability to become a very good slot corner for a man-cover team.

Highlights:

Stick with The Michigan Insider for more on Jourdan Lewis' NFL Combine performance.

Jabrill Peppers

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838828399435071488

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 213 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.46 sec (Top performer)

Bench Press: 19 reps

Vertical jump: 35.5 inches (Top performer)

Broad jump: 128 inches (Top performer)

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Athletic and fluid in space with desired change of direction talent. Moves with the changing flow of a play. Willing to sacrifice body to honor contain against run. Jack of all trades. Can play slot, safety or linebacker in sub-packages in any given game. Won't hesitate to race downhill once he diagnoses run. Hits with as much force as he can muster. Has big closing burst. Runs plays down from sideline to sideline. Able to knife into gaps and make tackles for losses or disrupt runs. Has man cover talent and is physical enough to handle most tight ends. Has enough quickness to match receivers. Aggressively re-routes receivers. Capable blitzer who buzzes in from all angles. Electric return man with ability to charge up crowd and his own sideline with big kick or punt return. Has experience carrying and catching the ball and as wildcat quarterback. Could offer red-zone flexibility on offense.

WEAKNESSES

Scouts question his instincts and lack of ball production. Has just one interception and 10 passes defensed at Michigan. Slow to recognize construct of play and can be found playing through a straw at times. Needs better recognition and anticipation to become an improvising play-maker. Doesn't always trust his feet in coverage and will maul at the top of the route. Just a guy when asked to play deep safety. Slow to read and range until ball is in the air. Can be overzealous against play-action and drawn below his deep ball responsibilities. Too small for take-on duties at linebacker. Leads into tackles with ducked head. Opts to hit rather than wrap-up.

SOURCES TELL US: "These comparisons to Charles Woodson are nuts. Both are really good return men, but Woody is one of the greatest playmakers of all-time. Peppers has one interception and I don't think he's ever forced a fumble. Michigan might move him around too much. He will really improve when he can lock in and learn a position." -- AFC Director of Scouting

NFL COMPARISON: 

Eric Weddle

BOTTOM LINE:

 The ultimate Swiss Army Knife on the collegiate level, and will likely play a hybrid role on the next level that allows him to blitz, cover and chase, Peppers' draft value will be helped by his return ability and that is a role he should maintain throughout the earlier stages of his career. While Peppers doesn't have the production teams expect from first-round defenders, he should benefit from a role that is more clearly defined on the next level.

Highlights:

De'Veon Smith

Height: 5'11"

Weight: 223 lbs

Bench Press: 22 reps (Top performer)

Vertical jump: 29 inches

Broad jump: 108 inches (Top performer)

3 cone drill: 7.30 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.56 seconds

60-yard shuttle: 11.75 seconds (Top performer)

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Big back with ample vision. Plays with a feel for interior rushing lanes and is able to make multiple moves along the way. Comfortable and efficient on inside zone plays. Runs decisively. North-south runner who rarely dances. Has a late spin move and directional change to avoid square contact and fall forward. Drives legs through contact to finish. Can keep adding to rush total against arm tackles.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks pro acceleration needed to escape NFL linebackers to the edge. Play speed is below average. Sluggish to and through the line of scrimmage. Allows tacklers time to disengage and react to the run. Poses very little threat to take runs to the house. Hard-hat runner who lacks the wiggle or speed to create for himself. Needs it blocked up on first level to have an impact. Below average eluding tacklers in the hole.

BOTTOM LINE: Teams looking for a runner with decent vision who finishes runs may have an interest in Smith, but his lack of juice or third down talent could keep his name from being called during the draft. Smith can grind out yardage between the tackles, but lacks any special qualities to help him stand out. Back end of the roster appears to be his ceiling.

Channing Stribling

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838546910176821253

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 188 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.60 seconds

Bench Press: 5 reps

Vertical jump: 31.5 inches

Broad jump: 114 inches

3 cone drill: 6.94 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.56 seconds

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Has a long frame and understands how to use it. Drapes himself over wide receivers off the line of scrimmage. Excels when playing with inside leverage. Can smother receivers against the sideline and is able to challenge sight lines for quarterbacks on comeback routes. Has some talent in trail coverage. Comfortable with back to the quarterback and shows good pattern recognition from that coverage technique. Well-versed in finding and tracking the deep ball. Uses length and leaping ability to create a wall between the throw and the receiver down the field. Soft hands; snared six interceptions over last two seasons. Willing tackler who sees what he hits and looks to wrap up.

WEAKNESSES: Needs more upper body strength. Sluggish change of direction due to marginal short-area quickness. Struggles to mirror sharp, in-breaking routes and clever releases. Has a hitch in movement when opening hips to run, allowing receivers a stagger start into routes. Long strider with poor recovery speed. A little handsy down the field to make up for speed deficiency. Has issues squeezing routes from off coverage and zone. Lack of quickness leaves little room for error.

BOTTOM LINE: Linear press corner who took advantage of newly-found playing time and produced results. While he has NFL length, his long speed is problematic and he struggles to maintain coverage against quick receivers who work inside the numbers. There are defenses who will prefer Stribling's physical traits and ball skills, but he will be limited by scheme fit.

Highlights:

Chris Wormley

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/838234712082612231

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 298 lbs

Bench Press: 23 reps

NFL.com Analysis by Lance Zierlein:

STRENGTHS: Well-built, thick frame from head to toe. Natural bender with ease of movement and agility for a man his size. Has experience playing inside and outside. Comes out low and aggressively off snap. Able to generate bullrush with speed-to-power drive into tackles. Hints of arm-over and spin moves as rusher. Good technician at point of attack. Sets strong, decisive edge with leverage, arm extension and anchor. Pursuit speed gives him extended tackle radius. Able to close down the line quickly and restrict cutback lanes. Balance is excellent; rarely seen on the ground. Able to plow through redirect blocks when charging through gaps. Fairly disciplined in approach. Aware and reactive to jet sweeps and counters. Student of the game and a willing leader.

WEAKNESSES: Not very twitchy firing out of stance and up the field. Lacks explosion in first two steps as edge rusher. Shows delayed transition into the rush off play fakes. Needs to play with faster hands as pass rusher. His wins vs. blockers tend to be more eventual than sudden. Remains engaged with blockers longer than desired at times. Pursuit effort can run a little bit hot and cold. Could lack anchor necessary for full-time transition inside. NFL offensive linemen will be better equipped to counter Wormley's brute power. Needs to bring feet with him and through the tackle.

SOURCES TELL US: "You can see the athleticism and talent with him but I just don't know that he's consistent enough. He has to make more plays instead of just flashing. His coordinator loves him though. Vouches for his football character, which is important." -- AFC scout

NFL COMPARISON: Jared Crick

BOTTOM LINE:  Three-year starter who brings leadership and high character into the locker room. Wormley's size and athleticism could appeal to teams that favor big, strong base ends who can set a physical edge and then bump inside as pass rushers. Wormley could be coaxed into a more sophisticated pass-rush approach with coaching, but he's not there yet. His size, athleticism and versatility gives him a chance to earn early playing time and to become an eventual starter.


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