ACC players are flying off the board quickly now, as many thought would be the case — especially from Florida State. With the 24th overall selection, the Indianapolis Colts picked standout FSU defensive end Bjoern Werner, originally from Germany. One of the biggest pieces of the puzzle for the Colts will be fixing that defense, and Werner certainly goes a long way toward fixing that.
With tons of options on the defensive side of the ball, the Colts could’ve gone in any number of directions. But by choosing Werner, they’ve made a commitment to repairing the pass rush, which is to be commended. Werner has great speed off the line and an aggressive first move. He may look a bit undersized, but makes up for it with agility. The Colts have drafted a plug-and-play defender, which is not something everyone can say in this draft.
Want to read up on Werner a bit more? Check out our Florida State draft preview from last week.
Congrats to Bjoern and his family. We’ll be updating the blog with every first round pick as they happen.