- Chandler Worthy did more than just show NFL scouts Monday at Troy Pro Day he's fast, strong and has hops. The former Troy receiver/returner assured them and anyone else in the NFL listening that he's all about business and drama free. "I put in the work," Worthy said. "Always staying at home, trying to put in extra work. More than the next guy. Leaving all that stuff alone that most college people do just so I can make it and believing in my dream. Feel like I can make it just as far as anybody else that's going into the draft." Worthy ran an unofficial time of 4.34 second in the 40-yard dash and posted a 39-1/2-inch vertical jump Monday, but felt compelled to say he's "leaving all that stuff alone that most college people do." In other words, he's staying out of trouble.
With all the off-field issues regarding NFL players past, present and future, having good character is just as important as running fast and jumping high these days. Worthy made a point to say he's solely focused on playing in the NFL. The more talent you have, the more nonsense teams will tolerate, but being a good guy can work in a player's favor. Worthy also showed he can flat out run and jump and has some strength packed into that 5-foot, 9-inch, 173-pound frame. With drizzle falling on a slightly wet field at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Worthy ran unofficial times of 4.34 on two 40-yard dashes. One timer clocked Worthy running a 4.27 on the second 40, but Troy listed him as running 4.34 for each dash. "I felt like I could have ran a lot faster," Worthy said. "I'll take a 4.3. That's not bad, either. A little short of 4.2 that I wanted, but I'm satisfied with what I got." - Duane Rankin, Montgomery Advertiser