Former USC Trojans offensive lineman Andrew Vorhees has reportedly suffered a torn ACL at the 2023 NFL Draft Combine. This is devastating news for a prospect that was about to begin his journey as a pro football player but now faces uncertainty with his draft status and a lengthy period of recovery from the injury. Vorhees was reportedly a rising star as the date moved closer to the 2023 NFL Draft. This injury is likely to impact his draft status heading into the draft. A team is still likely to draft him, but he could fall in the draft and lose out on quite a bit of money in the process.
Complete warrior…played hurt the entire 2nd half of the season when most would have shut it down…whatever team drafts him will be getting an absolute dude in the trenches-@Andrew_Vorhees https://t.co/RFau3RFUmR
— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) March 6, 2023
Heading into the 2023 NFL Draft Combine, Andrew Vorhees was considered a top-100 prospect this year. That would have likely gotten him drafted in the second or third round in the 2023 NFL Draft. The injury to his ACL could scare some teams off in the process, but this injury is nowhere near a career-ending injury. A major downside is teams will not see anything new from the offensive lineman now. Scouts will have to use his college career and interviews with him to decide now. While this is unfortunate for Vorhees, hopefully, he will still get drafted fairly high in the draft. We here at Def Pen Sports wish him the best in his recovery and return to the football field.