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West Virginia Football: 2016 Draft Profile - Cornerback Daryl Worley

A solid starter for the Mountaineers, Worley hopes his Pro Day bolsters his chances of being proven right on declaring for the draft prior to his senior season.

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Worley was a contributor for the Mountaineers all three years he was enrolled, and performed well enough last season to be named first-team All-Big 12. Worley had some conspicuous absences from the Mountaineers including a suspension his sophomore year and missing the Cactus Bowl as an academic casualty at the end of the 2015 season. Despite those absences Worley tallied 10 interceptions and 21 pass breakups in his three seasons with his interception total increasing each year. Worley is projected as a late round pick to undrafted free agent.

Combine Results

Event Results
Height 6'1
Weight 204 lbs
40 Yard Dash 4.64
Bench Press 14 reps
Broad Jump 123 inch
Vertical Jump 35.5 inch
Short Shuttle 4.15 sec
Three Cone Drill 6.98 sec


Worley's highlights below show his playmaking ability


Per Worley "Has height and arm length that every secondary coach loves. Instinctive and willing to operate outside of his zone. Won't lose the 50/50 battle very often. Sits down on receivers when ball is in the air and uses well-timed leap and outstanding hands to break it up or take it away. Credited with 12 pass breakups and six interceptions last season. Stellar reactive quickness with hands to pluck interceptions after undercutting routes. Redirects receivers with aggressive shoves. Decent finisher as tackler. Carries enough long speed to run with Baylor's Corey Coleman."


Also per Worley, "Doesn't have the loose hips or fluid feet to mirror and match in man coverage. The more layered the route, the more separation allowed. Passive in bail coverage allowing significant throwing run underneath. At times becomes pre­occupied with the vertical chase and fails to find deep ball headed his way. Would like to see more aggression from him play after play. Sits and waits in run support. Doesn't use size to overpower blockers and get into running backs early."

Potential Fits

Philadelphia Eagles

According to reports the Eagles new Head Coach Dough Pederson has indicated that the Eagles would like to address their secondary in the upcoming draft. Worley is a Philadelphia native and has reportedly met with his hometown team.

Worley has also worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions, and Carolina Panthers, and had a private visit with the Arizona Cardinals.

Outlook and Projection

Worley's decision to declare early surprised many after being advised by the Draft Advisory Board to return to school. When a disappointing NFL Combine performance followed it appeared the Board's recommendation was validated. However, Worley's performance at his Pro Day in Morgantown boosted his falling stock when he improved his 40 time from 4.64 to 4.58. Worley's height and size has also intrigued scouts. As mentioned above the Eagles have stated their desire to bolster their secondary through the draft. The Football Outsiders have also written that the Arizona Cardinals biggest need is their secondary. Given that Worley has had private visits with both teams look for one of those teams to scoop him up in middle to late rounds.

Projection: Sixth Round