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justo


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject: Brandon Scherff (LT Iowa) Reply with quote

Height: 6'4"-6'5"
Weight: 315
Position: Left Tackle
School: Iowa
Year: Junior (redshirt)

Draft Breakdown video: None (can find video of teammates, though)

2010: Redshirt
2011: Played Left Guard (started four games) *Big Ten All-Freshman*
2012: Played Left Tackle (started seven games pre-injury)
2013: Starting Left Tackle

-Broke his fibula and dislocated his ankle his sophomore year, but has seemingly recovered.
-Comes from a long linage of quality Ferentz linemen.
-Has a "mean streak".

Gifs (not player highlighted, that's Iowa's Fiedorowicz, but the left tackle):

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He's currently NFLDraftScout.com's 12th junior tackle. Seems kinda crazy when you watch him.

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Its A Sabotage


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was amazing last year pre-injury, looks stronger and more natural than Bulaga and Reiff, and looks to overcome the short Iowa OT trend....but if you notice in the gifs, the better player is Center Austin Blythe and potentially RT Brett Van Sloten could be a better pro than Schreff and can play RT/LT...Schreff LT/LG.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its A Sabotage wrote:
Was amazing last year pre-injury, looks stronger and more natural than Bulaga and Reiff, and looks to overcome the short Iowa OT trend....but if you notice in the gifs, the better player is Center Austin Blythe and potentially RT Brett Van Sloten could be a better pro than Schreff and can play RT/LT...Schreff LT/LG.


I'm interested in Schreff as a OG in a ZBS that prefers former OT's. Reminds me a bit of how Andy Levitre was at Oregon State. Could be a similar player in the NFL...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So can Scherff play RT? Why can/can't he?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The latest standout in Iowa's pipeline to the NFL is left tackle Brandon Scherff, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound redshirt junior whose stellar play Saturday against the Badgers outshined efforts from more highly touted skill-position standouts like teammate C.J. Fiedorowicz and Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis or running backs Melvin Gordon and James White.

Scherff hasn't received the media attention of other Big Ten blockers (like Michigan's Taylor Lewan, for example), but he's earning rave reviews from scouts, who view him as one of the country's most pro-ready offensive linemen due to his size, strength and versatility.

While Scherff stars at left tackle for the Hawkeyes, he may not possess the elite athleticism NFL teams prefer as a blindside pass protector. Like many of the top-rated Hawkeye offensive linemen before him, Scherff's quickness is more functional than flashy. His pass drop from the snap is efficient and controlled rather than explosive. Further, he has strong hands to latch on and control opponents when pass blocking. Scherff's power is impressive, as he'll stop pass-rushers in their tracks, at times. He can also get himself in trouble when relying upon his strength, however, occasionally settling onto his heels rather than playing on the balls of his feet, which makes him susceptible to speed rushes upfield, as well as quick counters back to the inside. This lapse in technique led to a holding call midway through the fourth quarter.

Scherff's occasional missteps in pass protection can be corrected with more experience. He entered Saturday's contest with just 19 career starts, (15 of them at left tackle) after an ugly injury to his right leg caused him to miss the second half of the 2012 season. Scherff underwent surgery shortly after breaking his right leg and dislocating his ankle in the first half of Iowa's 38-14 loss to Penn State October 20, 2012.

Scherff is clearly recovered from the injury and while there are still wrinkles to be ironed out in pass protection, no such problems exist with his ability to run block.

His upper body strength, along with proper hand placement and good knee bend, make Scherff a force in the running game. Iowa ran power plays behind their star left tackle often against the Badgers, including on multiple short-yardage runs. While not every run resulted in a positive gain for the Hawkeyes, Scherff graded out exceptionally well, pancaking defensive linemen and releasing to the second level to dominate a Wisconsin linebacker corps missing senior leader Chris Borland (who was out with a hamstring injury).

Considering his limited experience, Scherff entered the year ranked relatively cautiously by NFLDraftScout.com and he very well may elect to return to Iowa in 2014.

Given that he has already missed half a season with a significant injury, however, it wouldn't be surprising to see the talented offensive lineman elect continue Iowa's pipeline of offensive linemen to the NFL sooner rather than later. Should he do so, a spot among the draft's top 50 picks is likely.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfl-draft-scout/24176330/nfl-draft-scherff-latest-star-on-iowa-offensive-line

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