The path to the NFL is unpredictable, winding, and unique for every player -- no matter the position, no matter the school.
Take, for example, Bjoern Werner. His well-documented path began in Berlin, included a stop in Tallahassee, and ultimately ended in Indianapolis.
The former Seminole-turned-Colts defensive end was made the No. 24 overall pick in last week's Draft. But it likely wouldn't have happened if it weren't for a true American staple: "Madden" video games.
“That is so correct. I knew every NFL star probably when I was 12, 13 or 14," Werner said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. "I learned every team, every player in the game and I always created my little All-Star games, All-Star teams. I was just telling a few people when I was 12, 13, 14, I played with Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney. They were like the dynamic duo for years. Now I’m going to play with Robert Mathis. He’s going to be my veteran. I can ask questions, I can look up to him. This is just so amaz...