I'd bring back Worilds and let him start on the left. He's simply better than Woodley. I'd keep Woodley for another year at least and move him to the right and let him start until JJ proves he can do anything. I'd even look at JJ inside. JJ looks completely overmatched at ROLB just like Timmons did when he played there.
I think you've got 2 special players on this D in Worilds and Heyward. Give these 2 16 games and I'm not going to be surprised if both are in the discussion for DPOY next season.
I also wouldn't be surprised to see JJ become great inside. While he has no pass rush skills whatsoever, he's got a motor and is a big time hustler that I think could become dominant on the inside as he gets stronger. The one thing I'm looking most forward to with JJ is the way he attacks and tries to take away the ball whenever he gets a chance. But against LTs, he's getting no where near the ball on a regular basis.
I'm not sure that JJ could play inside. I saw a picture last year and thought he was a WR. The kid just looks lean and I'm not sure he can get that much bigger. Even if we leave him on the outside I'm not sure he is ever better than what Worilds is now. He has high motor and is tireless in pursuit but he can't bullrush and I haven't seen any great pass rush moves.
I understand he played in the 3-4 at Georgia but he just seems to be to be more of a 4-3 OLB who has great pursuit skills.
We can go with your expert analysis about the player who couldn't keep the job he "supposedly won" and had one sack all season long. Maybe we should just let Worilds walk and count on JJ to take us to the promised land since he has proven so much...really?
I hope JJ is the second coming of Kevin Greene, but I don't see it...yet.
Steelers aren't going to keep both.
Worilds is going to get some team to break the bank.
So Steeler Nation has labeled JJ a bust after 1 season.