"I have confirmed through a source that OU LB Tom Wort will in fact declare for the NFL Draft"
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) January 9, 2013 - Twitter
There have been whispers virtually all season long that Oklahoma linebacker Tom Wort wasn't very happy. Now we know just how unhappy. The Sooners junior linebacker is reportedly foregoing his senior season to declare for the NFL draft according to Jake Trotter of ESPN's Sooner Nation.
The reason for Wort's unhappiness stemmed mainly from Oklahoma's transition to a more gap responsible defensive scheme that really did not play to Wort's strengths as a player, or any of OU's linebackers for that matter. Whereas he was previously allowed to roam the middle of the field and use his athleticism to make tackles, the new system required him to occupy blocks and give the defenders behind him opportunity to make plays.