Ferentz says Brandon Scherff is 'wired differently'

Published May. 8, 2015 12:36 p.m. EDT

With the 5th pick in the NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Brandon Scherff. The monster offensive lineman from the Iowa Hawkeyes figured to be the first offensive lineman off the board in the first round as much pundits called him a lock to be a solid player. 

When you do a little digging on what makes him special, you get some great quotes from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz who had this to say about his Outland Trophy winner per ESPN:

"Brandon is a good all-around player," Ferentz said. The nature of the draft is that everyone shoots holes in them: 'Their arms are a quarter inch too short.' To me the game is still for an offensive linemen about blocking the guy you're assigned to block. That starts with determination. You have to have the requisite abilities and then you have to be a determined and hard-minded guy to get that done. ...Brandon will do just fine."

Ferentz's program has a long history of producing good NFL talent and Scherff looks to be next in line to come out of Iowa City.


(h/t ESPN)

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