View Full Version : Corey Wootton, DE - Northwestern

Smokey Joe
11-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Scott, as well as everyone else, what is your opinion on Wootton? At 6'7" and 270 lbs., the redshirt junior has great size to go along with 4.7 speed. He has underachieved until this year, and has been great. He has over 12 TFL's and over 7 sacks with 3 games (including Northwestern's likely bowl game) left. Plus, he has a non-stop motor and wants to get better.

If he came out this year, I think there would be a shot for him to go in the first round. However, if he stays in school and even improves on his junior campaign, I think he could be one of the top DE's in the draft next year.


12-19-2008, 12:31 AM
i hope he comes out and gets drafted by the texans

12-19-2008, 09:44 AM
I am a big fan of Corey Wootton. How can you not be. Impressive tri-numbers, but I feel he is like Mario Williams at NC State. In that you watch NU games and you expect this mountain man to dominate the game. Yet, you never see him.

Really turned it around this season and showed more of a motor. Came on with the big sack numbers. Probably work on the technique a little bit and he can become something. Definitely lots of potential with zero recognition hence a Nov19th post with the first reply not coming till this morning.


During the Michigan-NU game, Rich Rod was quoted as saying he is a 1st Rd talent who will play on Sundays.
Here he is blocking a field goal
Look for around the :30 mark for blocked FG. Also, checkout 4:54

Definitely check him out with Maclin and Moore in the something something bowl.

Smokey Joe
12-19-2008, 11:02 AM
I think if he declares, he could jump up into the lower half of the 1st, easily. I don't think he will declare, but you never know. I hope he stays for his senior year, the cats could use him next year.

Smokey Joe
12-30-2008, 10:43 AM

Hopefully his injury was one of those things that looked a lot worse then it actually was thing (that happens a lot with knees). However, I think with another offseason of bulking up and just getting better, he could be the top DE in next year. He needs to have another productive year, but if everything falls into place, I think he's a top 10-15 pick next year.


12-30-2008, 10:59 AM
I hate to say it but I think he tore his ACL.

Race for the Heisman
12-30-2008, 11:40 AM
Just read that he lives next to Michael Strahan and he (Wootton) talks to him (Strahan) about his game. He is still very raw but I agree with the late first-mid second projections. With the injury though, who knows? Hopefully its just a dislocation or maybe and MCL thing (better than an ACL, right?).