40-YARD DASH: 5.17 SEC
BENCH PRESS: 34 REPS
BROAD JUMP: 98.0 INCH
3-CONE DRILL: 7.69 SEC
20-YARD SHUTTLE: 4.71 SEC
- Off the chart athleticism
- Outstanding movement skills
- Football is in his blood, as his father was a guard at Arizona State
- Has been working on technique from a young age
- Gigantic hands
- A lot stronger than many think
- Technique is superior to anyone else’s in the draft
- Uses technique, timing and footwork to make the more difficult blocks
- Footwork is some of the best I have ever seen
- Excellent understanding of proper angles
- Hard worker
- High football IQ
- Constantly connects on second level blocks
- Is better when he is asked to move
- Balance is great
- Keeps his footwork clean and smooth
- Rolls his hips through contact
- Excellent hand placement
- Gets overpowered against stronger defensive linemen at times
- Will struggle to get push in short yardage situations in the NFL
- Allows defenders to his edge too often, and struggles to recover
- Has to get a initial punch into his play, which he doesn’t currently have
- Will need to add about 10-15 pounds, which his frame can handle
- Doesn’t always win his blocks, but instead brings them to a stalemate
- Scheme limited
From a technique standpoint, Westerman is the best technician I have scouted in my years of doing this. There are few who come close, and all of them went within the first three rounds. He is limited to a zone scheme offense, which will hurt his draft stock. This issue also hurt those others' draft stock as well. In a zone scheme he can be a 10-year starter at left guard from day one.
He has all the tools to be extremely successful, and at worst looks like an average guard in a zone scheme. If Denver were to draft him, they would set their offensive line for years with a core of young players. He would compete right away for a starting job, and improve the depth on the Broncos interior. Westerman is going to be a middle day-two pick, which puts him right in range for where the Denver Broncos pick.
Broncos Round Projection: Late 2nd round-Early 3rd round
Where He Goes: Mid 2nd round-Late 3rd round
Per sources: Every zone scheme team that one source has talked to absolutely raved about the kid. However, most teams who run a power scheme have him either off their board, or really low. There are also multiple teams that view him as a center more than a guard.
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