Video: Worthy Picked By Packers

Video: Worthy Picked By Packers

After a birthday celebration that left a sour taste in his mouth, Jerel Worthy woke up Friday morning knowing better things were ahead of him.

Joining a small gathering of family and friends, Jerel Worthy waited as the second day of the NFL Draft started to unfold and wondered about his future.

After taking a short walk to clear his head, the former Michigan State defensive tackle took a seat and joked with family as names came and went without his being called.

Then, Worthy's phone awoke and a team was on the other line telling him they were about to take him.

San Diego was up on the board and some in the room wondered if the Ohio native was heading to the west or if the Rams and Eagles who held the next two selections were ready to make him their pick.

With a grin growing with each passing second, Worthy looked at his mom and dad who both wondered what was about to happen.

When the dust settled those in the room learned Worthy would not be a Charger, Ram or Eagle as Jerel had been talking on the phone to the Green Bay Packers who were in the process of trading their second-round pick (No. 59) and fourth-round pick (No. 123) to Philadelphia for the right to selected Worthy.

Spartan Digest was on hand for all the drama and captured some of it in the following video. Recommended Stories

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