Football fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com —  I’m making a point of posting scouting reports on prospects I have ranked higher or lower than consensus, and Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy is one of those players. Worthy checked in at No. 3 in my 2012 Defensive Tackle Rankings, ahead of Dontari Poe, Michael Brockers and Fletcher Cox. He has a chance to jump to No. 2 in my rankings, and I think he’s a legitimate first-round talent. Here’s why. …

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