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Where to Watch: January 1st, 8:30 p.m., on ESPN
Prospect: Bjoern Werner, defensive end, Florida State
I've recently dropped Bjoern Werner a little in my rankings. His limited size, bulk and strength have the potential to make him a one-dimensional player. He still projects as an excellent pass-rusher who boasts the quickness to attack the edge.
It's that burst and closing speed that should keep him in the top-15 discussion. Teams need to spend time figuring out if he's a better fit at outside linebacker or defensive end. This determination will have a major impact on his draft stock.
While I have concerns about his ability to play the run, Werner shows the willingness to play with leverage and gain inside hand placement. It's this that gives him the potential to improve his anchor and ability to stuff the run.
Still, his value comes from his pass-rushing skills. He uses his quickness off the ball to gain position, and then dips his shoulder to get the edge. Werner has a chance to quickly develop into a double-digit sack man.