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Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Brandon Scherff, OT

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2015 draft

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Scherff

Offensive Tackle

Height: 6' 5", Weight: 320 lbs


Strengths: Brandon Scherff is a big dude. He has excellent balance and a wide base. The combination of great strength with light feet makes him a desirable draft choice. His strength lies more in the run block than against the pass rush. That could be an issue at the next level, but good coaching should help to correct that. Scherff is not explosive. However he has good control and is more efficient than flashy. Brandon appears to have the talent to play more than one position on the offensive line. He returned for his senior year at Iowa and won the Outland trophy for being the best interior lineman during the 2014 season.

Weaknesses: Scherff is not fluid. He tends to be tight in the hips. He also has a tendency to rely more on his strength than technique. During the pass rush, he can get a little high and fall back on his heels. Scherff has spent most of his time in Iowa protecting the blind side. He may have to transition to the right side to fit on a roster. Even for talented players, changing positions is not always an easy thing to do.

Bottom Line: Brandon Scherff is one of the highest ranked lineman in the 2015 draft. But it's for good reason. He has natural talent and an immense love of the game. His weight room feats are legendary in Iowa. Watch the video to see Scherff hang clean 443 pounds.  With the right coaching he can develop into an anchor for the team that drafts him.

Projected Round: 1

Team He Fits Best On: Redskins, Giants, Vikings