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Draft Scout John Wetzel News
11/14/16 - T John Wetzel got his first official NFL start at left tackle on Sunday and head coach Bruce Arians was pleased with how the second-year, undrafted free agent out of Boston College performed.
"I thought John Wetzel played a really solid game," Arians said. "But the other guys can all play better."
Wetzel, who is replacing the injured Jared Veldheer (triceps) for the remainder of the season, said there is plenty of room for him to improve.
"I played better and I'm glad we won, but there's lots of stuff I need to work on," Wetzel said. "I've got to work on some technique stuff like being consistent with my sets, using my hands, flipping my hips at the right point, small stuff like that."
11/10/16 - LT John Wetzel has the full confidence of head coach Bruce Arians know that Wetzel will be the starter for the rest of the season in place of the injured Jared Veldheer, who is on injured reserve with a torn triceps tendon. "I feel very comfortable with John," Arians said. "That's more of a comfortable spot for him, and he's tough and smart. Will he get beat? Probably, now and then. They all do. Jared did too, but he'll do fine."
10/07/16 - RG John Wetzel was pressed into action when LG Mike Iupati was hurt and did a phenomenal job, according to coach Bruce Arians, considering he hasn't practiced at all at guard since training camp. Wetzel has been a backup tackle. He got a game ball, however, for his efforts against San Francisco.
10/06/16 - G John Wetzel replaced LG Mike Iupati (ankle) in the second half, while G Earl Watford replaced RG Evan Mathis (ankle) , and Arizona's running game kept rolling.
08/14/16 - OT John Wetzel sustained a hip flexor injury against the Raiders, but coach Bruce Arians said he didn't think the ailment was serious enough to sideline the backup for very long.