I feel that it's only right that I start this thread about Florida State defensive end (but more notably, Salisbury Crimson Knight) Bjoern Werner.
Bjoern is a legit 6-4 272 pound behemoth of a defensive end who will be eligible for next year's draft - He runs the 40 in the mid 4.7's.
Someone mentioned him in another thread, which is probably the first time Bjoern has been talked about on this site at all.
I'll start by saying that I graduated with Bjoern (and FSU TE Will Tye) in a class of about 80 kids back in May of 2010. How a class of 80 produced 2 FSU football players in 2010 (and an Arizona State CB Jarrid Bryant and NC State DE Forrest West the year before) I will never know.
2 years before our graduation, Bjoern had moved from Germany as a Sophomore in high school and immediately made an impact on the field at Salisbury. He was a manchild who quickly adopted the nickname "Das Boot." At the time, he was known more among the student body for abusing the ball on kickoffs and being German than he was for his very underrated athleticism and potential.
After an extremely successful sophomore year, Bjoern went back to Germany for a year where he further cemented his legacy there as one of the greatest young players they have ever had. After a year in his home country, he returned to Connecticut for his senior year. Suffices to say his play caught the attention of Jimbo Fisher, despite the fact that he played in a boarding school of 400 kids in Northwestern Connecticut.
We were never friends (as evidence by him defriending me on facebook some time ago), but I got to know him pretty well despite all that.
Spent quite a bit of time around him. He was a pretty nice kid if you got to know him. In his last year at Salisbury, he had a bit of a superiority complex, but once you got to know him (to a level I never did) he was a good guy. He had a really good bond with his coaches, and was a great teammate as well.
Don't be fooled by the video of him declaring to FSU on youtube. Bjoern is a nice kid, but he has a killer instinct on the field. Very quick off the ball. Has been that big since he graduated, really hasn't put on much weight outside of muscle. Always been an incredibly strong kid. He'd be a GREAT end in both a 3-4 and a 4-3.
I project him to go in the second or third round next year
, although I invision a situation where he jumps to the first round with a great season. His dream is to play in the NFL, so as far as I can guess, there's no way he doesn't declare if his stock is high.