Although they waited until the last minute, if you consider the start of rookie camp on Friday the last minute, the Green Bay Packers are moving quickly to sign their draft picks. The team’s first second-round pick Jerel Worthy signed on Thursday.
The defensive tackle got a four-year deal, which we’re pretty sure is what every rookie is going to get because of the collective bargaining agreement that was implemented last summer. Terms haven’t been reported yet.
The Packers traded up to grab Worthy at No. 51. He’s expected to play an important role on the defensive line this season and if he doesn’t do something really stupid like, say, get caught with 100 grams of codeine in his car by the cops or get suspended six games by the NFL for taking PEDs, there’s a pretty good chance he’ll open the season as a starter at defensive end.
If you’re looking for a good sign, Worthy is clearly happy to be a member of the Packers and was already getting into the playbook Thursday night. He tweeted the photo below.
We’re pretty sure the first page in there says something like, “If you’re a defensive lineman, stay the fuck off the drugs.”