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Draft Scout Brandon Scherff News
07/24/14 - Iowa's NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. OT Brandon Scherff, RS Senior...Iowa's program has been an offensive line factory since Ferentz took over in Iowa City, but the Hawkeyes haven't had a draft pick at the position the past two years. However, that will change in the 2015 NFL Draft with Scherff, who moved from guard to left tackle last season and blossomed into one of college football's top linemen. He is balanced with a naturally wide base and light feet, controlling his momentum well despite some hip and joint tightness. Scherff is an outstanding drive blocker with the punch to jolt and drive his man where he wants with above average hand use to attack rushers, keeping separation between him and his target.
He shifts his weight well and can be a wrecking ball at the second level with an eager blocking attitude and the demeanor of a wrestler, taking down rushers. Scherff has drawn some “better guard than tackle” distinctions from pro scouts due to his body type and skill-set, but he has the ability to stay outside at the next level. He enters the 2014 season as a contender to be the first offensive lineman drafted next spring, projecting somewhere in the first round. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
06/05/14 - ROB RANG'S MAY 15, 2014 TOP 32 BIG BOARD: 15. Brandon Scherff, OT, 6-5, 315, rSr., Iowa: Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz is one of college football's elite developers of offensive lineman. In Scherff, he has yet another first-round prospect whose combination of power and technique should make him a plug-and-play right tackle in the NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/10/13 - Iowa All-Big Ten LT Brandon Scherff returning for 2014...Iowa LT Brandon Scherff would likely be a high pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but on Sunday the 6-foot-5, 315-pound All-Big Ten lineman confirmed his plans to stick around for his senior season. According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Scherff met with head coach Kirk Ferentz and offensive line coach Brian Ferentz on Sunday afternoon to discuss his future plans. "I had an idea in my head before my family and I met with [the Ferentzes]," Scherff told KCRG on Monday. "That sealed the deal for me."
Scherff, ranked as the No. 7 offensive tackle in the 2014 draft class according to CBSSports.com's Prospect Rankings, is projected as a first- or second-round pick. He will take out an insurance policy for his senior season, but if he repeats his performance from 2013 he could likely end up as one of the first offensive tackles taken in the 2015 draft. Iowa now has three returning starters on the offensive line for next season; Scherff, center Austin Blythe and guard Jordan Walsh. The Hawkeyes will look to record nine wins for the first time since 2009 in the Outback Bowl against LSU. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
12/09/13 - Iowa standout makes decision on entering NFL...Iowa football fans received an early Christmas gift Monday when offensive lineman Brandon Scherff told his hometown radio station he would stay for his senior season. Randy Grossman, sports director for KDSN (107.1 FM) in Denison, conducted the interview with Scherff, the Hawkeyes’ starting left tackle who earned first-team all-Big Ten honors. “Most (listeners) were super, super happy that he was coming back, strictly because Iowa is going to have a pretty good football team next year,” Grossman said. There had been speculation Scherff could enter next spring’s NFL draft. Scherff told Grossman he would take out an insurance policy in case of injury. - Andrew Logue, The Des Moines Register
12/09/13 - Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff says he's staying with the Hawkeyes for his senior season. Scherff was believed to be a potential first-round pick in next spring's NFL draft. But Scherff announced Monday that he's skipping the draft and returning to Iowa in 2014. Scherff has started all 12 games for Iowa (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) this season and was a first-team All-Big Ten pick by the league's coaches. Scherff's return should bolster expectations for the Hawkeyes. Iowa surprised many by winning eight games and earning a berth to the Outback Bowl against LSU - and should be one of the Big Ten's most experienced teams in 2014. - AP Sports