Iowa turns to sophomore Myers to replace Scherff

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The public debut for Boone Myers as Iowa's starting left tackle was largely disappointing. Fortunately for the Hawkeyes, it appears to have been just a rare bad day for the youngster set to replace Outland Trophy winner Brandon Scherff. Myers looked nowhere near ready to take over for the fifth overall pick in the recent NFL draft after a shaky workout performance...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Most difficult player for Iowa to replace: Brandon Scherff

It's never easy to replace an Outland Trophy winner, All-American, and number five pick in the NFL Draft. That's exactly the uneasy task that Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes face in replacing Brandon Scherff.The big offensive lineman has moved on to the Washington Redskins and someone has to try to fill his shoes. The man who will get the first crack at it is the 6'5" and 300...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ferentz says Brandon Scherff is 'wired differently'

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...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Scherff a steal for Redskins’ pass protection

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Washington Redskins took Iowa guard/tackle Brandon Scherff with their fifth overall draft pick. In doing so the team’s new general manager, Scot McCloughan, pulled the first head-scratcher of the 2015 NFL Draft. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? Well, you’re in good company. Me neither. McCloughan was responsible for the acquisition of offensive...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins select Brandon Scherff with fifth overall pick

The Washington Redskins have selected offensive tackle with Brandon Scherff with the fifth overall pick. Here is the full scouting report, courtesy of Gabriel Burns (@SoHotItGBURNS): Brandon Scherff shined in his career at Iowa and has long been the top offensive lineman on many draft boards. Scherff is a powerful run blocker who is likely a right tackle or guard at the next level...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Select Brandon Scherff With the 5th Pick (2015 NFL Draft)

Washington Redskins Select Brandon Scherff With the 5th Pick The Washington Redskins opened the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday night by drafting Brandon Scherff from the University of Iowa with the fifth pick in the first round. Scherff (6-5, 319 lbs) will start from day one at right tackle and has the ability to start on the […]
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Select OL Brandon Scherff with Fifth Pick Overall

View image | The Washington Redskins stayed put with the No. 5 pick in the NFL Draft, selecting offensive tackle Brandon Scherff out of Iowa. The Redskins had no choice but to get the man at the top of their board. For months the Redskins were linked to Shane Ray with the number five pick, but after concerns grew of his turf toe injury and his latest brush-in...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden: Redskins want to run the ball more

The Washington Redskins selected offensive tackle Brandon Scherff from Iowa fifth overall in the draft Thursday as part of an overall plan to run the ball more next season. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden loved the pick and said this was part of his brother’s plan to pound the ball. “He is a physical, nasty tone-setter,”...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Pick 1-5- Brandon Scherff OL Iowa

The Redskins didn’t move from the five spot, standing pat and selecting Brandon Scherff, an offensive lineman from Iowa. Already looking good in Burgundy & Gold, @bscherff68! #HTTR #SkinsDraft — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 1, 2015 The 2014 Heisman Trophy Winner is 6’5″ 320 pounds and was also an All-Big 12 selection. Although Scherff...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins take OL Brandon Scherff with 5th pick in NFL draft

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have taken Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff with the No. 5 pick in the first round of the NFL draft. The choice Thursday night addresses one of Washington's many needs - improving the right side of the Redskins' offensive line. Scherff, listed at 6-foot-5 and about 320 pounds, is new general manager Scot McCloughan's first draft pick...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Scherff may be unpopular, but it’s a smart pick by Washington Redskins

With Leonard Williams on the board still, the Washington Redskins surprised a few people by selecting Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff. But Scherff fits a particular need for Washington. They simply gave up too many picks to cash it in on RG3 now. Griffin has too much talent for Washington to give up. Scherff is a high quality personality who will protect Robert Griffin. He can do plenty...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Washington Select Brandon Scherff with Fifth Pick

While Brandon Scherff’s scouting combine performance this year put him on many people’s draft radars, his performance as an Iowa Hawkeye made him a coveted player for many teams months ago. His talent was rewarded in the 2015 NFL draft, with the tackle being selected fifth overall in Round 1 by Washington. The draft’s top prospect at offensive tackle, Scherff will provide...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Scherff Taken No. 5 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Iowa offensive guard Brandon Scherff has been taken by the Washington Redskins at No. 5 overall. He is the first offensive linemen taken in the draft. Round 1 – Pick 5 @Redskins select Brandon Scherff, OL, Iowa — #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 1, 2015 Scherff, who stands at 6-foot-4, 319 pounds, is arguably the most talented offensive lineman in the...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Washington Redskins 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Brandon Scherff OT/G, Iowa Initial Reaction: Little bit of a surprise, not a bad surprise. Scherff adds some much needed depth along the offensive line and gives RGIII and the Skins offense a glimmer of hope. Would of expected a pass rusher and or Leonard Williams, but Washington can’t be upset with a sure thing like Scherff.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mr. Scherff goes to Washington

CHICAGO — The Washington Redskins selected Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff with the fifth pick in the first round of Thursday’s NFL draft at Roosevelt University.Scherff, who hails from Denison, Iowa, became the seventh fir
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April 30, 2015

Could Melvin Gordon land in the top 10?

Draft Day is finally here and there are still plenty of questions that need to be answered. Where will Marcus Mariota land? How far will Randy Gregory and La’el Collins fall? Who will be the first running back off the board: Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon? Well, we are hours away from learning those answers, but perhaps another question should be: ‘just how high can Gurley and...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mock draft projections: Where will locals go?

CHICAGO — Iowa projects to have four NFL draft picks, Northern Iowa with two and Iowa State with one. But where will they go? Here’s a sampling of mock drafts:IOWA T BRANDON SCHERFF
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April 30, 2015

Iowa OT Brandon Scherff: 'The Giants seem really interested'

Throughout the entire pre-draft process, the New York Giants have been closely linked to Iowa offensive linemen Brandon Scherff. Former Giants greats Amani Toomer and David Diehl have already broken down why they think Scherff will be the Giants' pick at No. 9 overall.With the draft nearing, Scherff is starting to feel the momentum building as well. Scherff was not shy to admit...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Scherff talks Vikings, Giants and NFL lifestyle

CHICAGO — Brandon Scherff grew up a Minnesota Vikings fan in southwest Iowa idolizing quarterback Daunte Culpepper.Scherff, who started his high school career as a huge quarterback like Culpepper, has attended only one NFL gam
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
April 30, 2015

Top Ten NFL picks are rare birds for Hawkeyes

If Hawkeyes offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is a Top Ten pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft, that’s rare air for an Iowa player. Or the Big Ten in general.Scherff, who generally is projected to go ninth Thursday night to the
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
April 29, 2015

Iowa Hawkeyes: 2015 NFL draft preview

Brandon Scherff is a projected top 10 pick in the 2015 NFL draft because of his athleticism, power, and skill set. The 2015 NFL Draft starts this Thursday and there are a couple of Iowa Hawkeye football players who should hear their name called throughout the three days this draft is held. Here is a preview of the players who should be drafted later on this week. The First Rounder...
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Amani Toomer: Scherff is built in same mold as Chris Snee

Amani Toomer finished his career with the New York Giants as the team's all-time leading wide receiver in receiving yards, receptions, receiving touchdowns, and most consecutive games with at least one reception (94). If you expected him to predict that the Giants would take a wide receiver with the No. 9 overall pick in this Thursday's 2015 NFL Draft, you were wrong. Toomer broke...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Part 7: Wonder’s Draft Board- Round 1

Follow us on Twitter for the Draft.  Commentary, questions, the typical condemnation of the Raiders and Jaguars moves.  Join us on Draft night. There is a cliff after the first 5 picks. It is a value chasm. Picks 6-17 are the next tranche that belong more like 16-27.  It is not a particularly strong draft, from the perspective that what is known right now is less certain and based...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Who would the Seattle Seahawks select if they had the number one pick?

What if, what if, what if. The words “what if” will be on the minds of general managers, fans, and pundits alike when the NFL Draft opens in a few days. What if player X falls past this team? What if team Y trades up? There are so many contingencies that at least some of them are bound to come true. This is what makes the NFL draft such compelling TV. Even though we spend months...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Takoby Cofield: A draft prospect with perspective

Duke tackle Takoby Cofield may not have the first round profile of Stanford’s Andrus Peat or Brandon Scherff of Iowa. There’s even a possibility that Cofield, who majored in African and African-American Studies while minoring in education, may not even be drafted, but his sense of perspective and purpose was well evident when Alex Marvez & me chatted with Takoby on Sirius...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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