West Virginia CB Daryl Worley Goes In Third Round, #77 Overall to Carolina

Going ahead of a couple of teammates in expected order, West Virginia's Daryl Worley was picked in the third round (77th overall) by the Carolina Panthers in the 2016 NFL Draft.

 West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley got mixed reactions when he announced he was skipping his final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL Draft, but that decision paid off on Friday night when he was selected in the thrid round by the Carolina Panthers

Worley is WVU's second pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, following defensive backfield teammate Karl Joseph, who was selcted 14th overall in the first round by the Oakland Raiders.


Combine Measurements

Height: 6-1 Weight: 204 lbs. Arm Length: 33 3/8" Hands: 10 1/4"
40: 4.64 3Cone: 6.98 20 Shuttle: 4.15 Bench: 14 reps
60 Shuttle: 10.87 Vertical: 35.5" Broad Jump: 123"

NFL.com Evaluation

Worley has excellent ball skills, but lacks the agility and hips to maintain his feel for receivers underneath. A move to a defense that employs more press and trail technique should benefit him and teams looking for range and instincts could try him at free safety. Worley's traits make him worthy of a Day 3 draft selection, but his success may be tied to his scheme fit.

NFLDraftScout Evaluation

Offers an intriguing natural skill set including great height, long arms and steady acceleration to handle outside coverage duties. Uses aggressive hands to get an initial shove on the receiver and isn't afraid to ride wideouts throughout the route. Locates the ball quickly and shows the confidence, competitive nature, strength and leaping ability to contest the pass, including the hand-eye coordination and soft hands to pluck the interception. Generally reliable open-field tacker who flashes physicality to intimidate. -- Rob Rang

Daryl Worley Biography \ Statistics

Tops in the Big 12 and #8 nationally with 1.5 passes defender per game in 2015

Iron Mountaineer for weightroom excellence in 2014

Played 34 games and started 27

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo/Assists/Total) TFL/Yds Sacks/Yds Int PBU FF FR
2015 12/11 46/3/49 2/7 0 6/0 12 2 1
2014 11/11 44/8/52 4.5/13 0 3/13 4 0 0
2013 11/5 36/9/45 3/6 0 1/0 5 0 0
Total 34/27 126/20/146 9.5/26 0/0 10/13 21 2 1

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