In a move that will come as a shock to no one, Florida State Seminoles defensive end Bjoern Werner has announced his intentions to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
The All-American was one of the nation’s most consistent pass rushers this season and will be highly sought after at the next level.
“I’m grateful to Coach Fisher and Florida State for giving me the opportunity to be a Seminole and play for one of the top college football programs in the country,” Werner said. “I’ve learned so much from the coaches especially Coach [D.J.] Eliot and have been able to play with some of the best players in the country. After sitting down with my wife Denise and gathering as much information, I’ve decided to move on and enter the NFL draft. I’ve enjoyed my time at FSU and will cherish the time I spent as a Seminole.”
Werner is considered a potential top-five pick in April’s draft and a near lock to be selected in the top ten picks. Before leaving for the NFL, FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher wanted to give his thanks to Werner for his brilliant two years of play.
“I’d like to congratulate Bjoern on his decision to enter the NFL draft,” Fisher said. “It’s the best decision for him and his family. Not only is he a great football player but he’s an unbelievable person. His leadership on and off the field will impact this program for years to come. I wish him nothing but the best and he will always be remembered as one of the great players in FSU history.”
This marks the end of the college road for the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, but it will not be the last time we hear Werner’s name called.