ASK THE STEELERS – JASON WORILDS – PART 1
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Robbie Lloyd in Canada asks: What was the feeling like watching the draft and waiting for a team to call you, especially since the second round was the second night?Jason Worilds: I am not the type of person to get nervous or anxious about too much. It was cool. I knew my name was going to be called eventually. I was hanging out with my friends and family and was happy about that.
Christina Belío in El Paso, Texas asks: How did you feel when you were picked by the Steelers?Jason Worilds: It was surreal. To have all of the work I put in over the years finally pay off and lead to that moment was special to me, my family and friends. When I announced it in the room, to see everyone's expression is something I will never forget.
Alex Philip in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania asks: Did you come into the draft believing you would be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 or a defensive end in a 4-3?Jason Worilds: Really when I came in I didn't know. I had some workouts with 4-3 teams. A lot of 3-4 teams were also interested. Coming into it I thought it was even. I thought a lot of 4-3 teams would like me as a rush end, but the 3-4 teams like me as a linebacker.
Matthew Broussard in Lake Charles, Louisiana asks: Do you see yourself as more of a LaMarr Woodley/James Harrison rush end type linebacker or more of a James Farrior/Larry Foote "do everything" type linebacker who could play coverage as well as rush the passer?Jason Worilds: Of course I have to say LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison. I love the way they play the game. I never had an eye for the inside linebacker spot. Being able to come off the edge and rush and get after the quarterback is something I love to do. I feel like eventually I can grow into more of a coverage guy.
Chris Poythress in Carteret, New Jersey asks: How hard is the transition from college to the pro level? I am from the same town as you by the way. We are all happy for you.Jason Worilds: I think it's going to be tough. I think it's going to be real tough. Coming from high school to college you have to get acclimated to the speed of the game. Coming from college to the NFL you have to get acclimated to the mental part of the game. The game is so cerebral there and everyone is a great athlete. I am looking forward to learning the playbook and then see what I can do and compete physically.
Carlos Lezama Lugo from Mexico City asks: What strengths do you bring to the Steelers organization?Jason Worilds: I would say commitment. I am married to this game. I think that is my number one strength. I am a person who is always committed to winning. I will do anything to win. I think that is the type of person they are going to get.
Gary Bower in Indiana asks: How important will special teams be for you as a rookie?Jason Worilds: I believe extremely important. To get out there and cover some kicks and punts is special. Special teams is one-third of the game, to get out there and contribute in that way is something special.