Tyler O’Connor played college ball at Michigan State from 2013-2016. He became the Spartans starting quarterback as a Senior in 2016. A leader on and off the field, O’Connor was voted team captain, while throwing for 1,970 yards on 154 of 262 passes (16 TDs to 9 interceptions). He was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, but was given a tryout by the Cincinnati Bengals. At the conclusion of the week long tryout, he was not offered a contract and is considered a free agent.
Zack Ryan played college ball at Ball State from 2012 to 2016. After walking onto the football team and redshirting for 2012. He’d start 42 games for Ball St at linebacker and middle linebacker, finishing his time there for the Cardinals with 319 career tackles, 24.5 tackles for losses, 6 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 6 forced fumbles. Considered undersized for the linebacker position (5’11”, 220) Ryan is a fast and athletic player, who is a freak in the weight room and digests a heavy amount of film.
Undrafted out of college, I’m not sure the NFL was ready yet for Zach, whose talents were something in between a linebacker, safety, and cornerback. He got a tryout with the Ravens but did not make the squad.
Chris Wormley played defensive end for the University of Michigan from 2012 to 2016. He’d earn conference first team honors for his Senior campaign with 39 tackles, 6 sacks, 9 tackles for loss, and 2 blocked field goals. At 6’5″, 298- Wormley is an interesting project that the Baltimore Ravens snatched up during the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. After a largely underwhelming rookie season, in which he recorded 5 tackles, Chris got more comfortable in the Ravens rotation in 2018. He recorded his first career sack in a 21-0 win over the Tennessee Titans, and recorded 16 total tackles and 5 pass deflections in 6 starts. In 2019 he kicked back out to defensive end, and started 7 games, while tallying 1.5 sacks, 33 combined tackles, and 2 pass deflections.
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