Westerman touts versatility following Arizona State Pro Day

Christian Westerman entered Friday's Arizona State Pro Day as the highest projected prospect in the program's class.

After impressing in the weight room at the NFL Combine, Christian Westerman took a more relaxed approach to Arizona State's Pro Day. 

A 6-foot-3, 295 pound offensive guard, Westerman was weighed and measured again for the dozens of NFL scouts on hand Friday, but didn't do much of the testing and didn't feel he needed to. 

"I think I had a very good (NFL) Combine performance," Westerman said. "I went out, did what I had to do. I had the highest bench reps in the combine which is a pretty good statistic and I think it went well.

"What's on the tape is on the tape. I think I'm an aggressive player who goes out and plays downhill player. I'm just trying to get better every day."

Projections have Westerman going anywhere between the second and sixth rounds of next month's NFL Draft. Some analysts believe he's better suited for a scheme that focuses more heavily on zone blocking, and even pass orientation, given his impressive protection results at ASU. 

"I think I can play in any system," Westerman said. "We run zone here a lot but we also run downhill football, come off the ball, hand in the dirt. We've done that as well. I think I can do any scheme the coach needs me to do, play anywhere he needs me to play on the line, and I'm ready to go."


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