The drought is over. Brandon Scherff was selected No. 5 by the Washington Redskins in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night, ending the Big Ten's streak of no top 10 picks since 2008.
Don’t know about you, but I’m always a fan of FOX columnist Bruce Feldman’s “Freaks” lists. [ MORE: View our bowl schedule | Polls: Pick your winners! ] With bowl season underway, Feldman has posted his top 10 Freaks you must watch during bowl season. The list includes two Big Ten players, headlined by Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff at No. 2. No surprise there. He did do this earlier this year. The other Big Ten player? Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, right? Nope! It’s Ohio State tight end Jeff Heuerman, who comes in at No. 9. Here’s a
The 2014 Associated Press All-America Team was released Tuesday, and four Big Ten stars garnered first-team honors.
Three Big Ten stars were honored on Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Read more here!
Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West top pro prospect? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa. One NFL talent hound thinks the massive Scherff could be the first pick in the 2015 draft. The former high school quarterback is a unique blend of athletic ability, strength and size. Sean Merriman: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa. This is a
Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West scariest player? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin. No offense to Ameer Abdullah, but Gordon is the most electric running back in the Big Ten—if not the nation. He’s the quintessential “big play waiting to happen,” and he scares defenses, defensive coordinators, coaches, fans, everyone. *** Sean Merriman: Brandon Scherff,
Brandon Scherff’s incredible athleticism and strength are well-documented. There’s this, and this, just to single out a couple things. There’s also an Instagram gallery of Scherff, the massive offensive lineman and former high school quarterback, returning a punt at the end of Iowa practice. See the gallery in this post. Iowa Hawkeyes offensive linesman Brandon Scherff (68) returns a punt at the end of the team's 10th practice of fall camp Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at the Hayden Fry Football Complex in Iowa City. (Brian Ray/hawkeyesports.com) #hawkeyes #hawkeyescamp @hawkeyefootball @bscherff68 #gohawks A post shared by Herky The Hawk (@theiowahawkeyes) on
Iowa running back Mark Weisman offered an apt description of teammate and future first-round NFL draft pick Brandon Scherff during Monday’s Big Ten media day in Chicago. “He’s not just a weight room freak,” Weisman said. “He’s a football freak.” By now, it’s safe to say Big Ten fans have seen last week’s viral video, the one featuring Scherff cleaning 443 pounds three times. “I thought I did a lot,” Weisman said, “and he did 100 more pounds than me!” It shouldn’t surprise Weisman, or any of the Hawkeyes. As it’s been reported plenty of times, five years ago, Scherff
[ MORE: Video: “My Wish” gives Michigan fan unforgettable recruiting visit ] Big Ten football fans are used to hearing this and that about Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff’s incredible athleticism and strength. Thanks to Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle, we have video proof of the likely NFL first-rounder’s prowess in the weight room. Doyle caught Scherff doing three clean reps of 443 pounds. There are no words.
Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff and Purdue running back and track star Raheem Mostert were listed on Bruce Feldman’s list of top 20 “Freaks” in college football. Scherff came in at No. 2, behind Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates, while Mostert landed at No. 10. See what Feldman said about each player in this post. [ MORE: Site ranks Nebraska No. 1 on most loyal football fans list ] 2. Brandon Scheff, OT, Iowa “The latest in Kirk Ferentz’s terrific pipeline of elite O-linemen, Scherff is a 6-5, 325-pound left tackle with an uncanny knack for excelling in pretty much