At No.37, the Commanders select Xavier Worthy, WR Texas. What many analysts thought would be a first-round pick, Worthy slipped due to a stacked WR pool. With Harrison, Coleman, Edbuka, and Rome Odunze going in the first, Worthy is a steal at 37.
Xavier Worthy is a two-year starter at wide receiver for the University of Texas Longhorns, standing at 6'1" and weighing 164 pounds. His 40 time of 4.32 seconds is much faster than the league average, and he has been recognized for his excellence, having been named a Second-Team Big-12 (Coaches and Associated Press) in 2022, a 2021 Freshman All-American (ESPN, The Athletic, 47Sports), and the 2021 Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year.
He is a versatile wide receiver who often plays outside and is projected to be one of the fastest prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft class. Worthy has excellent separation ability at the catch point and quickly reads and processes the ball in his hands. Additionally, he can sense when the pocket is breaking down and can work back toward the quarterback on crossing routes. He also has excellent top-end speed, solid quickness to reach the sidelines, and can change directions quickly and utilize blocks in space. Worthy also can adjust to the ball and make catches along the sidelines in traffic.
Worthy reminds me a lot of Calvin Ridley, capable of many targets and bursting into open space. He will compliment Mclaurin and Dotson in giving Sam Howell an arsenal to fulfill his destiny as the next Kirk Cousins.