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2015 NFL DRAFT

Brandon Scherff, OT

School: Iowa  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Denison, IA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 320 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
631

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: His upper body strength, along with proper hand placement and good knee bend, make Scherff a force in the running game. Balanced with a naturally wide base and light feet, controlling his momentum well. Outstanding drive blocker with the punch to jolt and drive his man where he wants with above average hand use to attack rushers, keeping separation between him and his target.

Quickness is more functional than flashy. Pass drop from the snap is efficient and controlled rather than explosive. Shifts his weight well and can be a wrecking ball at the second level with an eager blocking attitude and the demeanor of a wrestler, taking down rushers.

Strong hands to latch on and control opponents when pass blocking. Impressive power, as he'll stop pass-rushers in their tracks at times.

WEAKNESSES: Some hip and joint tightness. Can get himself in trouble when relying upon his strength, occasionally settling onto his heels rather than playing on the balls of his feet, which makes him susceptible to speed rushes upfield and quick counters back to the inside. Occasional missteps in pass protection can be corrected with more experience.

Some question as to whether he will be able to stay on the left side in the NFL. Missed the second half of the 2012 season due to an ugly right leg injury, but appeared fully recovered in 2013.

--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang (7/23/14)

Player Overview

NFL scouts value Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz's pupils as they generally play with grit and excellent technique and are as reliable in the passing game as they are when run blocking. Iowa's program has been an offensive line factory since Ferentz took over in Iowa City, but the Hawkeyes haven't had a draft pick at the position the past two years.

That will change with Scherff, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior. Scouts view him as one of the country's most pro-ready offensive linemen due to his size, strength and versatility.

While Scherff stars at left tackle for the Hawkeyes after moving from guard as a junior, he may not possess the elite athleticism NFL teams prefer as a blind-side pass protector.

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08/08/2014 - 2014 BIG TEN FOOTBALL PRESEASON PLAYERS TO WATCH (MEDIA): Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa...Scherff, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound senior offensive lineman, started all 13 games at left tackle a year ago. Scherff was the recipient of the team's Roy. J. Carver Offensive Most Valuable Player and Team Hustle awards last season. Scherff was also added to the 2014 Outland Trophy preseason Watch List. - Iowa football
 

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