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Bjoern Werner

Height 6' 4
Weight 273
Country United States
Position Defensive End
Graduating Class 2014
School Florida State University
Draft History
Drafted in 2013 NFL Draft: 1st Round, 24th Overall Pick by Indianapolis Indianapolis
Additional Information Long, lean, and strong end with the burst and speed to produce as a pass rusher. Strong upper body; is stout at the point of attack – asset versus the run. Top notch burst off the ball at the snap; really gets an advantage. Quick to shed blocks and while doesn't show a wide array of moves, is very effective using his arms and hands to swat away tackles' outside arms to win on the pure outside speed rush. Explosive and shows the flexibility to bend and explode upfield. Great motor. Does show a tiny bit of hip stiffness; a slightly more linear athlete, but redirects quickly. A former German soccer player. Very good speed but lacks elite speed. Can also play high in pursuit.

--Shasky Clarke--

Scouting Profile

Werner has good get-off quickness and bend to beat blockers off the snap. Natural instincts and upside makes him an attractive pass-rushing prospect for teams selecting in the top five. Still developing, with a high ceiling, but already shows outstanding football awareness, reading the ballcarrier and batting down passes at the line of scrimmage. Strong hands to win the edge and get around blockers, using his body strength and feet to flatten to the pocket. Reminds me of Chris Long.

on 01/13/13 3:17 pm (ET)

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