Aaron Wilson at the National Football Post, citing a source, is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have recently held a pre-draft visit with Virginia Tech pass-rushing prospect Jason Worilds. A 6'1", 254-pound junior, Worilds has also drawn interest from the Dolphins, Jets and Eagles.
Worilds is coming off a somewhat disappointing junior season in which he registered just 4.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss; just a year prior, as a sophomore, he put up 8.0 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss as a defensive end at Tech. Shoulder injuries are part of the problem, as Worilds has a long history of shoulder problems that have required multiple surgeries over the course of his career.
Still, Worilds is a highly intriguing physical specimen. The Post reports that Worilds ran 40 yard dashes of 4.47 and 4.55 seconds at Virginia Tech's pro day, and he also put up an impressive 38-inch vertical leap at the scouting combine. An explosive blitzer capable of making the transition to 3-4 outside linebacker, Worilds would add talent and potential to a Bills OLB corps that is both aging and unproven.
Last week, we discussed Worilds as one of five under-the-radar prospects the Bills should consider. Apparently, the team agrees with us on at least one count. Worilds is expected to be drafted as early as the second round, but most likely in the third round, in next week's draft.