2013 NFL Draft: Biggest Projects in the Mix to Be Selected

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIApril 22, 2013

Most NFL draftees and rookie free agents aren't able to hit the ground running in their new professions. Oh sure, a handful of those athletes are the "plug in and play" type, but the rest of them will need a season or two of limited playing time, special teams work or situation-based opportunities before getting starting jobs. And teams will also roll the dice on players that need a little bit more than that. 

One such "project" player is defensive lineman Bjoern Werner out of Florida State. Werner actually hails from Berlin and didn't start playing on the gridiron until coming to the United States as an exchange student. He played well enough at the high school level to earn his own jersey number in Tallahassee, but he still suffers from the same pitfalls as naturally athletic players. Furthermore, he won't be playing against ACC competition in 2013. 

There are plenty of project players on both sides of the ball, but which is the biggest?

Join me with NFL Lead Writers Aaron Nagler and Michael Schottey as we offer our biggest project players of this year's NFL draft. Enjoy our takes in the video above and leave your own thoughts in the comments. As always, thanks for watching.