2010Originally Posted by skyhawk
2010Originally Posted by skyhawk
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Ohio State's d-line was impressive overall last season and we took half of it this year. I like what I've read about Worthington, he looks like a prototype 3-4 DE.
Da$m, I forgot all about that. What a stud.Originally Posted by Slapstick
IMO, Worthington was one of the reasons Gibson had a solid year. He's consistent and eats up blocks which allowed our DE's to make plays. He reminds me a lot of Aaron Smith.Originally Posted by Lebsteel
I'm not sure what the Steelers are going to do with Gibson....I'm guessing they'll convert him to a OLB. He's a little light and struggles against the run. I will admit though that he really came on during the last month of the season and practically lived in the offensive backfield. Learning from Harrison and Woodley will do nothing but help.
"just when i thought you couldn't get any dumber... you totally redeem yourself"
Just last season, we drafted D.J. Johnson with the 241st overall pick in the 7th round (the last of the regular 7th round picks before the 7th round comp picks started), and he played in 15 games as a rookie last year, starting 3 of them!Originally Posted by skyhawk
Ohio State Buckeyes
Athol Springs, N.Y.
Saint Francis High School
7th Round – 242nd Overall
Played in all 13 games in his senior season…had 42 total tackles (22 solo), five tackles for loss and two sacks…had one fumble recovery…was a part of the defensive line that held opponents to 90 rushing yards per game, which was seventh best in the nation, 171.5 passing yards per game and 262 total yards per game on offense…earned his third letter.
Rotating starter along the defensive line…34 tackles for the year…three tackles in the Purdue win…six tackles against Penn State…four tackles and recovered a Northwestern fumble…sack and two tackles at Illinois…six tackles and a TFL in win over Michigan…eight-yard sack in Fiesta Bowl…second-year letterman.
Started 11 games in 2007…recorded 24 tackles for the season…sack and four tackles in the Wisconsin win…forced a Kent State fumble…interception against Michigan State…first-year letterman.
Played in seven games…totaled three tackles, which came among the last five games of the regular season (Indiana, Minnesota and Northwestern).
Played on the scout team…injured his right knee on the final day of bowl practice before the team broke for the holiday season…had surgery and sat out winter and spring.
Parade All-American at Saint Francis High School in Athol Springs, N.Y…rated the No. 2 prospect overall in the state of New York…totaled 74 tackles, including seven sacks as a senior…had 67 tackles and five sacks as a junior…also a standout basketball player.
Son of Doug and Andrea Worthington…father played football at the University of Colorado…majored in communications.
Ah yes. He was quiet yet contributed nicely.Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
I'm not a big Gibson fan even though he has all the tools to be great. He is fast, explosive and strong. Many people were speaking about him being a late first/early second pick. So, why did he fall? I believe the reason is because the scouts seen what I seen. Gibson is only good in space...sideline to sideline...open pursuit of the QB. He doesn't like contact. He will do anything to avoid mixing it up. Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane. He was productive in college mainly because the OSU D was really that good. He got alot of open shots at the QB. Can he become a great pick? I think so...but he isn't made of the mold of typical Steeler LBrs. Harrison and Woodley need to punch him in the mouth and man him up a bit.Originally Posted by Lebsteel
Now, Worthington...I am a HUGE fan. This is the kind of guy I like...total opposite of Gibson. Average athletic talent but mean...loves contact...loves punching guys in the mouth...tries to punish people. This is a Steeler guy. So, why did he fall to the 7th? Well, that's easy...he is a minimal threat to rush the QB and he has average measureables. But, he is strong, mean and a terrific run stopping DT. He is perfect for a 3-4 DE...I mean prototypical. He makes this team and starts in place of Keisel in 2 seasons.
Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER