HEIGHT: 6'2 7/8"
—A very fluid athlete when moving sideline-to-sideline, adjusting angles or having to change direction.
—Has solid extension on blocks on the edge when stacking and shedding.
—Should be filed under a "high effort" player.
—Runs his feet through tackles to limit knockback and yardage gained after contact.
—Above-average player in coverage.
—Overly physical, relative to other linebacker prospects.
—Foot speed on film does not match pro-day times.
—Getting off of blocks can be an issue for him.
—Film exists of slot receivers blocking him on the edge as an apexed player.
54 TKL, 2.5 TFL, 1 SK, 1 PBU, 2 FF
—Spent time as a defensive back as a prep in Indiana.
—Father played for the New York Jets for a short amount of time as a tight end.
—Brother played tight end at Harvard before medically retiring.
Pete Werner has great movement skills laterally, but his vertical acceleration on film does not match his recorded 4.59-second 40-yard dash from Ohio State's pro day. If he can tap into that athleticism and improve his level of violence, he has the potential to be a starting linebacker in the NFL. On paper, he has the upside of a Fred Warner type of 4-3 outside linebacker, but he has not reached his final form yet.
GRADE: 7.51/10 (Round 3)
OVERALL RANK: 86/300
POSITION RANK: LB7
PRO COMPARISON: Fred Warner
Written by B/R NFL Scout Justis Mosqueda