(Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports)
With the freedom to go with the best player available, GM Ryan Grigson and the Indianapolis Colts selected Berlin, Germany's own Bjoern Werner, (6-3, 266, 4.81 40, 25 reps, 4.40 shuttle), Defensive End out of Florida State, who is likely to play outside linebacker for Indianapolis. Known as a solid, productive, all-around player, Werner racked up 42 tackles, 13 sacks, 8 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, and a touchdown last season.
Despite his college productivity, Werner had some so-so combine numbers, which caused him to fall to the late first round. Grigson has said in the past that he prefers looking at a player’s body of work as opposed to his track and field combine drill numbers. He and likes seeing special players fall to him because of their combine performances. Time will tell if Werner, ranked second among defensive ends, will be one of those players.no comments