The Indianapolis Colts spent last year’s draft loading up on offensive talent, so there was little surprise that they would address a defensive need in the first-round. When the Colts were on the clock with the No. 24 pick, they selected Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner, who was at one time a projected top ten selection. He will play outside linebacker in the Colts 3-4 scheme.
Werner is a hard-working kick that never shuts off his motor.
While he is not elite in any one category, he is an all-around solid player and was one of the most consistent pass rushers in college football just a season ago.
It will be interesting to see if he turns up his intensity and level of play in the NFL, but with his work ethic I would never count him out.
Here are the current draft results:
1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M
3. Miami Dolphins (via Oakland Raiders) — Dion Jordan, Outside Linebacker, Oregon
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma
5. Detroit Lions — Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns — Barkevious Mingo, outside linebacker, LSU
7. Arizona Cardinals — Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina
8. St. Louis Rams (from Buffalo Bills) — Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia
9. New York Jets — Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans — Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama
11. San Diego Chargers — DJ Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama
12. Oakland Raiders (from Miami Dolphins) — DJ Hayden, cornerback, Houston
13. New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) — Sheldon Richardson, defensive tackle, Missouri
14. Carolina Panthers — Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah
15. New Orleans Saints — Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
16. Buffalo Bills (from St. Louis Rams) — EJ Manuel, quarterback, Florida State
17. Pittsburgh Steelers — Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia
18. San Francisco 49ers (from Dallas Cowboys) — Eric Reid, safety, LSU
19. New York Giants — Justin Pugh, offensive tackle, Syracuse
20. Chicago Bears — Kyle Long, guard, Oregon
21. Cincinnati Bengals — Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame
22. Atlanta Falcons (from St. Louis Rams) — Desmond Trufant, cornerback, Washington
23. Minnesota Vikings — Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida
24. Indianapolis Colts — Bjoern Werner, defensive end, Florida State
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