Anyone know anything about Bjoern Werner - DE/OLB from FSU? 6'3"/260 - 265. I've seen him pop up in a couple of mock drafts out there. Maybe someone they consider if Jones is off the board? I read he was considered a top 20 pick but don't know anything else.
I've tried to keep my eye on him a bit because my brother-in-law is an FSU alum and raves about him. Early on he was mostly projected to go in the top 5, and then seemed to fall off the map. He was a 4-3 DE at FSU, but looks to have the size and speed and playmaking ability to make the transition to 3-4 OLB. He has only been playing football for about 4 years as he is of German descent and began when he arrived in the U.S.
Not only that, every new mock I see lately, has another big star dropping. Mayocks latest mock had us taking Jones and Lotulelei going at 18. If Star Lotulelei is there at 18, the Steelers would have a hard time passing on him. He could play anywhere on the line and push the pocket from the middle, freeing up linebackers.
It is going to be a fun night (I hope)
If you believe some board posters, that's not what the Steelers want from their DL so it would be a wasted pick.....