Michigan defensive tackle Chris Wormley is projected to be taken within the first two rounds of the NFL Draft (Mel Kiper has Cinci taking him at No. 41 in his latest mock). Not bad! Unfortunately not being a top pick means he likely won’t land a green room invite, which is a total bummer because he and his girlfriend, Lexie Dings, totally could have stolen the show.
A snippet of NFL.com’s scouting report on Wormley:
Well-built, thick frame from head to toe. Natural bender with ease of movement and agility for a man his size. Has experience playing inside and outside. Comes out low and aggressively off snap. Able to generate bullrush with speed-to-power drive into tackles. Hints of arm-over and spin moves as rusher. Good technician at point of attack. Sets strong, decisive edge with leverage, arm extension and anchor. Pursuit speed gives him extended tackle radius. Able to close down the line quickly and restrict cutback lanes. Balance is excellent; rarely seen on the ground. Able to plow through redirect blocks when charging through gaps. Fairly disciplined in approach. Aware and reactive to jet sweeps and counters. Student of the game and a willing leader.
As for Lexie, she attends FIDM in Los Angeles and has been with Chris since high school.