Pete Werner
Pete Werner  LB  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Pete Werner
Height
6-3
Weight
242
College
Ohio State
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Indianapolis
83.0/100
Player Rating
11
PositionRank
4.58
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
2
Tackles
54
Sol tackles
28
Pete Werner Prospect Overview
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Pete Werner LB Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Pete Werner LB Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.58 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 242
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Overall Rating: 83.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
72%
Pass Rush:
68%
Run Defense:
71%
Coverage:
68%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late Position rank: #11
College Games: 36 College Snaps: 1921
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New Orleans Saints Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 2 - Pick Number: 60 (NO)

A member of the most talented linebacker unit in college football, he possesses the type of all-around skill set that enables him to play pretty much all LB positions . He mainly played SAM ‘backer for the Buckeyes as a junior, Werner was asked to cover Wrs and TEs and had success doing it - there is no reason to expect him unable to do it the pros.

Strengths
  • Keeps feet moving after initial contact. Jumps inside as a counter to typical rush, but needs to show a larger variety of moves.
  • Closes quickly on relatively immobile quarterbacks. A consistently heavy hitter who flashes explosiveness and the ability to separate the ball.
  • Ferocious against the run and very good in coverage, is extremely versatile. Despite his build, he holds up well in traffic and makes a lot of plays by engaging a block, shedding, and pursuing.
  • Good athlete. Shows a natural feel for pass rushing. Very good lateral agility to shake pass blockers.
  • Gives effort between the tackles to find the ball and is willing to take on linemen.
  • Tougher between the tackles than many expect. Fluid and quick drop into zone, covers enough ground to be Tampa-2 "MIKE" and knows where the markers are.
  • Has enough athleticism to drop in coverage and penetrate the pocket. Has good experience as a four-year starter.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
Weaknesses
  • Limited vision and is easily fooled by misdirection. Lacks range and lateral agility in coverage.
  • Lacks classic size and has a wiry build. Easily disrupted from the action by blocks.

Werner is a skilled LB who is equally skilled in the pass and running games and will likely be a solid if unspectacular pro starter. He is likely to taken in the third round but might be picked higher by a LB needy team looking for an instant starter.

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How other scouting services rate Pete Werner (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
76.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
12.0
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