2015 NFL DRAFT

Bjoern Werner, DE

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Berlin, Germany
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 266 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2021
Career Notes
After just two years of high school football in the US, Werner amassed 35 TFL, 23.5 sacks, 18 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in three seasons in Tallahassee. - Florida State football
2012 Season
First-team All-American and fist-team All-ACC selection. ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

Finished with 42 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 13 sacks and eight pass breakups. He entered the Orange Bowl leading the nation in yards accumulated on tackles behind the line of scrimmage (134). Only one player in FSU history has recorded more sacks in their first three seasons than Werner and that is Peter Boulware.

2011 Season
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.

2010 Season
Appeared in all 14 games as a true freshman, registering 20 tackles, including 6.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks...relentless pass rusher who frequently overpowers opposing tackles...three sacks came over the course of the first four games...registered a career-high five tackles in the win at Maryland...twice collected 1.5 tackles for loss (Samford, Wake Forest)...also had a pass breakup to his credit...earned an academic achievement award at the 2010 football banquet for having one of the top GPAs for his class.
High School
German exchange student who played only two years of high school football in the United States...was a four-star prospect by Scout.com...had a three-star ranking from Rivals, which ranked him as the No. 65 defensive end nationally and the No. 6 prospect in Connecticut...No. 24 defensive end prospect according to ESPN...high school teammate of FSU tight end Will Tye.

As a senior logged 57 tackles in seven games with three sacks, four forced fumbles and two blocked field goals...also caught 10 passes for 98 yards from the tight end position...played at home for Berlin Adler national team as a junior...as a sophomore at the Salisbury School, had 54 tackles, including 24 for losses, 12 sacks and two fumble recoveries in just eight games.

Personal
Was married over 2010 spring break to his wife Denise...whittled lengthy list of offers to two, selecting FSU over Oregon...born August 30, 1990.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 21. *Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State: Blessed with a quick first step, heavy hands and surprising instincts given the fact that the German-native has played only five years of American football, Werner (6-3, 266) is the surest of this year's talented defensive-line class. He does not possess Ansah's upside, but is currently a more polished and productive player, having earned the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 with 18 tackles for loss, including 13 sacks. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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