Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Bjoern Werner does a defensive drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 266 pounds

Position Rank: 1

Drafted By: Indianapolis Colts (1st round, 24th overall)

40 Yard Dash:  4.83

Bench Press:  25

Vertical Jump:  31

Broad Jump:  111

2012 Stats

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
14 30 12 42 3.00
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
14 18.0 134 1.29
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
14 13.0 117 0.93
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
14 8 5 1 0

Career Highlights (via FSU Athletic Site)

A rising star from his left defensive end position, Werner started all 13 games…registered a career-high 37 tackles, including 25 solo stops, for an FSU defense that ranked second in rushing defense, fourth in scoring defense and sixth in total defense…led the Seminoles with eight quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries, which included a 25-yard TD return against Clemson…ranked second on the team with a eight pass break-ups and nine passes defended…collected his first career interception with a leaping grab at Boston College…ranked second among Seminoles with 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks…established a new career-high with six tackles, including a sack among two tackles for loss against No. 1 Oklahoma which earned him ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors…turned in a monstrous game at Duke with four pass break-ups, two quarterback hurries and a sack…his four pass break-ups against the Blue Devils were the most by an FBS defensive lineman since Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh batted down four against Virginia Tech on Sept. 19, 2009…posted a career-high two sacks at Wake Forest…added two tackles including a tackle for loss and sack in the Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame…earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors…recognized for his work in the classroom with one of eight sophomore academic awards and named one of three defensive MVPs at the annual team banquet.

 

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Werner is a German-born, former foreign exchange student who didn’t begin playing football until he was 15 years old, when he immediately fell in love with the game. That love for the game shows up on every single play you see from this guy, and might be his greatest asset. Not only is Werner a hard worker off the field, but he will make you pay for taking a play off on the field. His intensity and passion for the game are nearly unmatched, and on Florida State’s star-studded defense he was named MVP after Spring last season. That hard work translated to the field where he was second on the team with 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks. He emerged as a very good run stuffer but also showed development in his pass rush skills. What’s great about Werner is, he is a dynamic player who is a very good athlete and plays with great speed. He is relentless in pursuit and I think he could emerge as a potential first round pick this year, though many are already talking about him as such. When it’s time to turn on the jets and get to the quarterback, he is tough to miss when you watch FSU games.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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