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Brandon Scherff | Tackle

Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 320

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ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote that, while he likes this season's class of tackles, "it's interesting that there might not be a true NFL left tackle -- at least early on -- among the top four players."
"For example: [Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff] has room to grow as a pass-blocker, and some team may just want to move him inside and let him dominate as a guard," Kiper wrote. Kiper ranks Scherff No. 1 amongst tackles, with Cedric Ogbuehi, La'el Collins, and Andrus Peat slotted behind him, in order. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Scherff won the Outland Trophy, given to college football's top interior lineman. Dec 17 - 11:48 PM

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Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff named to the Associated Press All-American first team.

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Scherff, also won the Outland Trophy, which is given to college football's top interior lineman. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has compared Scherff to Zach Martin (and Joel Bitonio). We believe Scherff could stick on the outside, should his next coaching staff decide to keep him there.
Dec 16 - 2:33 PM

Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff projects to ESPN's Todd McShay as "the Zack Martin of this draft class."

The analyst ranks Scherff as the No. 7 overall prospect. "His lack of ideal length puts into question whether he can become an NFL offensive tackle, but I think he still has a shot to become one, and at worst he has what it takes to be an excellent guard at the next level," McShay wrote. "He displays excellent toughness, he's good in pass protection, is an elite run-blocker and is a powerful, nasty finisher." Interestingly, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock also compared Scherff to Zach Martin (and Joel Bitonio). We believe Scherff could stick on the outside, should his next coaching staff decide to keep him there.
Dec 13 - 11:13 PM

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz mentioned that senior T Brandon Scherff will likely join Detroit Lions' Reilly Reiff and Green Bay Packers' Bryan Bulaga as a first-round NFL draft pick in April, according to Des Moines Register's Rick Brown.

"Ferentz thinks his senior left offensive tackle, Brandon Scherff, has the same characteristics and will likely join Reiff and Bulaga as a first-round NFL draft pick in April," Brown writes. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has compared Scherff to Zach martin and Joel Bitonio, two early round rookies who have made a huge impact on their respective teams. We would not be surprised to see Scherff stay on the outside at the next level.
Dec 2 - 4:01 PM

NFL Media's Mike Mayock believes Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff's best NFL fit is inside at G.

Mayock notes Scherff's size: 6'5/320 lbs with 33-inch arms. "He's tough, aggressive, and he finishes," Mayock states, praising Scherff's zone blocking abilities and his strength once getting his hands on the opponent. Mayock's comparisons for the Iowa senior include Zach martin and Joel Bitonio, two early round rookies who have made a tremendous impact on their respective teams. We would not be surprised to see Scherff stay on the outside in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 22 - 10:09 AM

An NFC East director of scouting told NFL.com that he thought Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff had Top-15 potential.

The scout told NFL.com's draft team that "[Scherff] returned from an early-season injury and has been better than ever. A better prospect than (former Iowa first-round OTs) Bryan Bulaga and Riley Reiff." Both Bulaga and Reiff were picked 23rd overall in the first-round. Scherff suffered a knee injury on September 6th but has played spectacularly well given that he underwent surgery just two months ago. He's agile considering his 6-foot-5, 320-pound frame, and according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang, has a "lethal combination of balance, patience and upper-body strength."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 12 - 8:46 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. thinks that Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff is the best run-blocker in the country.

Kiper has him listed at #6 on his latest Big Board writing, "I've said before he can be better in pass protection, but he is pretty good. He is the best run-blocker in the class along with La'el Collins." Kiper is particularly keen on Scherff's powerful base and quick feet, describing him as "nimble." Scherff is 6-foot-5 and weighs 320 pounds. He's had a lot of experience blocking in the running game for Iowa, as they don't do much else well. Despite the lack of experience in a passing offense, Kiper feels that Scherff has all the tools to transition to the NFL. He's projected as a Top-10 pick.
Oct 29 - 7:42 PM

An NFL scout told CBS Sports' Dane Brugler that his team is evaluating Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff as a guard only.

The scout said his team made this decision not because it's necessarily content at offensive tackle, but because "he's best" at guard. Scherff ranks No. 2 on NFLDraftScout.com's list of senior OTs behind Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Scherff compares favorably to last year's No. 2 offensive tackle, Jake Matthews, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
Sep 29 - 6:26 PM

Offensive tackle Brandon Scherff "proved worthy of his projected top 10 status" in Iowa's 24-20 win over Pittsburgh, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Scherff ranks No. 2 on NFLDraftScout.com's list of senior OTs, behind Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi. "Scherff, in fact, is more polished than Ogbuehi, comparing favorably to last year's No. 2 offensive tackle, Jake Matthews, who was selected No. 6 overall by the Atlanta Falcons," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Scherff "possesses a lethal combination of balance, patience and upper body strength," according to Rang. "He waits for defenders to get close and has explosive power in his hands to control and often knock them completely off their feet. This aggressive, competitive temperament is another reason why Scherff projects so well to the next level, whereas scouts would like to see a little more nastiness in Ogbuehi's game." Whenever Iowa has a key rushing play, they typically call it behind Scherff.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 21 - 10:41 PM

Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff is expected to play in some capacity against Iowa State, according to beat writer Marc Morehouse.

"Latest little nugget of info: Sounds like No. 68 will play. How much? Don't know. Can plans change? Yes," Morehouse tweeted. Scherff underwent right knee surgery last Tuesday and was expected to miss 2-3 weeks. The acclaimed draft prospect stayed in the game against Ball State despite the injury.
Sep 13 - 12:49 PM

If Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff's "recovery goes as expected, the injury isn't likely to affect Scherff's final draft position," according to Rob Rang.

"He'll need to prove his health after suffering a knee injury against Ball State on Sept. 6. Scherff reportedly tore the meniscus in his right knee and has since undergone surgery that is likely to keep him sidelined for a few weeks. If his recovery goes as expected, the injury isn't likely to affect Scherff's final draft position," Rang wrote. Derek martin, Sports Director at KMA Radio, reports that he should miss 2-3 weeks, which means he'll be out at least this week against Iowa State and through the rest of September's schedule (at Pitt on Sept. 20 and at Purdue on the 27th).
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 11 - 3:33 PM

Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff is undergoing surgery on his right knee on Tuesday and will reportedly miss 2-3 weeks.

Scherff reportedly injured his right knee during Saturday's game against Ball State but finished the contest. Derek martin, Sports Director at KMA Radio, reports it involves Scherff's meniscus but the ligaments are fine. Many tout Scherff as one of the nation's top tackles. The Hawkeyes face Iowa State, Pittsburgh and then Purdue.
Sep 9 - 9:15 AM

Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff is ranked as the No. 2 offensive line prospect by ESPN's Todd McShay.

Scherff enters the season slightly behind Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi for No. 1 OL honors on most analysts' boards. Similar to the Jake Matthews/Greg Robinson debate last season, Scherff is more technically sound, while Ogbuehi's athletic upside is staggering. "Scherff excels in the running game," McShay wrote. "He fires out of his stance quickly, has good range on pulls and second-level blocks and is a powerful drive blocker with a nasty disposition. Scherff is good in pass protection, but there's room for improvement with his hand placement and ankle flexibility."
Aug 27 - 7:42 PM

Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff could be the best NFL Hawkeyes offensive lineman Kirk Ferentz has ever coached, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior has a superb motor, is a nasty drive blocker, packs a punch when hitting defenders, and keeps great separation while pass blocking. "Powerful, tenacious and technically sound, Scherff may just prove the best in the long line of NFL linemen tutored by Kirk Ferentz," Rang wrote. Scherff enters the season slightly behind Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi for No. 1 OL honors.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 3:27 PM

NFL.com ranks Iowa senior T Brandon Scherff as the sixth-best player in college football.

"Dominant offensive tackles with his combination of strength, power and athleticism are hard to find in today's game," Bucky Brooks said. Colleague Charles Davis suggested readers go back and watch the Ohio State tape, a game in which Scherff mauled NFL prospects. "He can power anybody off the line of scrimmage but is surprisingly agile for a player his size at left tackle. Scherff is smart and can handle just about anything a defense throws at him," Bryan Fischer said. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior, a potential top 10 pick in 2015, has started 20 straight at LT. "On third-and-1, there might not be a better blocker to follow in the nation. Scherff is at his best at the point of attack," Chase Goodbread said.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 24 - 9:39 PM