Jerel Worthy will visit with the St. Louis Rams prior to the draft.
The St. Louis Rams have been quiet in regards to which players in the 2012 NFL Draft they plan to workout and visit with in the weeks prior to the April 26 event. One name that is on their list is Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, who will visit Rams Park according to Pro Football Talk.
Worthy is an interesting player for the Rams, and he is not the only prospect that the team plans to have some one-on-one time with.
Opinions are split on Worthy, who looks like a fit an end in a 3-4 defense or someone who can play both interior positions in a four-man front. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post put Worthy in his fourth tier of defensive tackles in this year's draft, which would put him at the fringe of the first and second rounds. Rob Rang at CBS has Worthy as his fourth ranked tackle, a late first-round pick.
Worthy would most likely be available to the Rams with one of their early picks in the second round, unless another team snatches him up before it gets to St. Louis. That is quite possible. Different teams will have different ratings on Worthy, especially since teams will be looking at him from both a 3-4 and 4-3 perspective.
Last week, on a call with Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly, the long-time draft expert described Worthy as a talented player but one in need of coaching to develop his consistency.
Another name to add to the list of pre-draft visits is San Diego State punter Brian Stahovich. Punters usually go in the seventh round, or land as undrafted free agents. St. Louis has two seventh-round picks and a big need at punter after letting free agent Donnie Jones walk. Jones signed with the Texans last week. Stahovich was a first-team All Mountain West player in his last two years of college.
Pre-draft visits and workouts with LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers and Alabama running back Trent Richardson have previously been mentioned. A pre-draft workout with Memphis offensive tackle Ronald Leary is also happening as the Rams comb the middle and late rounds for offensive line help.