Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Tom Wort declared for the 2013 NFL draft following a subpar junior season in Norman.
The 6’0”, 235-pound linebacker battled injuries and had his worst statistical performance of his three-year playing career in 2012. That could partially be attributed to the Sooners’ switch at defensive coordinator.
Mike Stoops took over DC duties last season after Brent Venables departed for Clemson. Wort was a good fit for the old system run by Venables due to its aggressive and attacking nature.
If he hopes to make an NFL roster, it will likely have to happen after going undrafted and receiving an invite to training this summer. He could potentially be an excellent special teams player for a franchise looking for a high-motor player that can move well up, down and across the field.
CBS Sports’ Rob Rang compares Wort to Jacksonville Jaguars’ ILB Greg Jones.
“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,” Rang said.
Here's a brief collection of some of Wort's biggest highlights after three seasons of playing time at Oklahoma.