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Buffaloes DB Evan Worthington invited to NFL Draft Combine

The senior safety is vying for the NFL.

NCAA Football: Arizona State at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Former Colorado Buffaloes star Evan Worthington is looking to make his dream come true and today those hopes have been boosted. As first reported by Adam Munsterteiger of BuffStampede.com, the senior safety has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

At the combine, which is held in Indianapolis from February 26 to March 4, Worthington is hoping to improve his stock. Of the 338 invites — 65 of whom are DBs — few will test as well as Worthington. He’s a freak athlete who should excel in the 40-yard-dash, agility and strength drills, and others like it. If there’s any type of player who would rise at the combine, it’s the Worthingtons of the world whose athleticism wows scouts in the final months of evaluation.

As Jack Stern wrote up in December, Worthington is projected to go anywhere from the 4th round to being undrafted. Besides his athleticism, he’s a physical tackler and has good ball skills. He’s 6’2, 200-lbs., and though he may be considered slight at safety, he’s lengthy and can add muscle to his frame. The downside, however, is inconsistency and concussion concerns, both of which have limited him in the past and threaten his playing career.

Health permitting, Worthington has always looked the part of a future NFL player. With his invitation to the combine, hopefully he will see this come to fruition.