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Tom Wort, ILB

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: New Braunfels, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 235 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.682.671.6521 31 1/29'3"4.517.41
Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses


Highly aggressive defender with the acceleration to close on the ball quickly. Flashes explosive hitting ability, forcing the first two fumbles on his career in 2012. Times his blitzes well, attacking the line of scrimmage and showing the ability to slip through gaps. Has a nice arm-over swim move to slip by blockers.


Possesses a relatively lean upper body and currently lacks the bulk and strength to break free from blocks once engaged. Appears to have short arms and can be erased from the play from quality blocks, struggling to break free once engaged. Prone to over-aggression. Often takes false-steps towards the line of scrimmage in anticipation of the run, putting himself in the tough position of consistently trailing in coverage. Comes in a bit high and out of control as a tackler, often lunging at the ball-carrier. Ducks his head on contact and loses sight of the ball. Inconsistent effort in his downfield pursuit. Has struggled a bit with nagging injuries (shoulder, ankle) over his career.

Compares To: Greg Jones, ILB, Jacksonville Jaguars -- Like the former Michigan State standout, Wort is a highly celebrated collegiate player whose lack of ideal size and arm length could keep him from enjoying the same success in the NFL.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

After redshirting in 2009, Wort emerged as one of the Big 12's more intriguing young defenders in 2010, registering 66 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks while starting nine games at middle linebacker. Wort's biggest plays came in big games, notching sacks against Florida State, Texas and Texas A&M, among others.

Despite starting all season a year later, Wort's overall tackle numbers only slightly improved (71) in 2011. Though he wasn't as effective in making plays behind the line of scrimmage (4.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks), he intercepted the only two passes of his career, including in OU's Insight Bowl victory over Iowa.

Aggressive and athletic, Wort was an ideal fit in former Sooners' defensive coordinator Brent Venables' attacking scheme. With Venables moving on in 2012 (Clemson), however Wort struggled with the more physical scheme asked of Mike Stoops, who returned to Oklahoma to once again coach with his brother, head coach Bob Stoops. Despite struggling with injuries and expectations in 2012, Wort elected to make himself eligible for the 2013 draft, though he's not likely to earn anything more than Day Three consideration.

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03/17/2013 - 2013 Oklahoma Pro Day: Tom Wort, LB (6-0 3/8, 235) - Wort ran the 40-yard dash in 4.75 and 4.79 seconds. Wort pulled his left hamstring on the second 40 run and was unable to continue with the workout. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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