Round 7: pick 252: Daryl Worley – West Virginia CB
Why the Carolina Panthers need him:
Brandon Boykin was another genius stroke by Gettleman. In one fell swoop he added the league’s best slot cornerback at an incredibly team-friendly price. Josh Norman has the left side on lockdown, but the Panthers still need to find another corner to play outside on the other side of the field.
Like most late round draft picks, Worley would definitely be a project player. However, he has elite size for his position and plenty of upside. He also seems to have a knack for deflecting passes.
As a Junior, Worley tallied six interceptions and 12 passes defended.
“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.” -NFL.com
“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.” -NFL.com
That’s it for our second seven round mock. We will have a couple more to follow before the draft kicks off at the end of the month. Let us know what you think!