The Pittsburgh Steelers and second round pick Jason Worilds have reached an agreement on a four year deal worth $3.7 million, late this morning, a league source tells Inside Pittsburgh Sports.
The deal was finalized just after 11:30 a.m. today, a source close to the situation tells me.
Worilds though has yet to sign the deal.
The deal will be signed later in the day as Worilds is reporting to Pittsburgh this afternoon. An official announcement will be made from the team once the deal is signed.
The max value of the deal is nearly $123,000 more than the 4 year – $3.577 million deal, New England’s Jermaine Cunningham (53rd overall) signed. Cunningham was selected one spot behind Worilds in the 2010 NFL draft.
In his junior season at Virginia Tech, Worilds made 49 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He also had one forced fumble, one pass breakup and a team-leading 32 quarterback hurries. In his sophomore season, Worilds finished with 18.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks.
The 6-foot-1, 254-pound outside linebacker has excellent speed from the outside and is regarded as having a high upside when it comes to his pass rushing ability at the NFL level. The Steelers are believed to have had a late 1st round grade on Worilds and landed him with the 52nd overall selection.
1st round pick Maurkice Pouncey is the only Steelers draft pick unsigned.