Sept 1, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Bjoern Werner (95) tries to get past Murray State Racers offensive lineman Roerick Tomlin (62) during the second half of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE
The past 3 years, the Bengals have had impactful draft classes. While last year, it’s obvious how great of an impact that AJ Green and Andy Dalton had within the team. But once you look more in depth, the Bengals have drafted 10 starters (granted Jordan Shipley has been released). The past 3 years, the Bengals have drafted 4 Pro Bowlers, but that’s not to say other players they have drafted won’t become them. So while the Bengals have had recent success, let’s take a look at some prospects the Bengals could look into that could improve their team.
Bjoern Werner is one prospect that Mike Zimmer would love to have on his defense. Werner is a DE that has tremendous vision in the backfield. He has a relentless motor and just keeps going, never giving up on a play. He’s a great run defender and has a mean streak that the AFC North is based upon. He broke out his sophomore year, recording 7 sacks, 11 tackles for a loss, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 8 passes breakups. But that’s not all, he also recorded 3.5 sacks his freshman year. Even though they played one game thus far in the 2012 season, Werner has recorded 4 sacks, 5 tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble. That’s tremendous when you think about it since they have only played one game. It seems Werner may show throughout the year that he is the best defender on the Florida State team. With a guy like him on the Bengals, the defensive line gets younger, adds more depth, and adds one of the best defensive players in the draft.