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Brandon Scherff (born December 26, 1991) is an American football offensive guard for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Iowa, and was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

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1 High school career 2 College career 3 Professional career 4 References 5 External links

High school career[edit] A native of Denison, Iowa, Scherff attended Denison-Schleswig High School, where he was a two-way lineman, earning first team all-state honors on offense as a senior after earning second team all-state on defense as a junior. As a sophomore, he played quarterback, passing for 1,200 yards on the season.[1] He also played basketball, where he led the state in rebounds as a senior, and baseball, where he helped his team qualify for the state tournament as a junior. Scherff was also on the school's track & field team, where he was a standout shot putter and discus thrower, earning All-State recognition. He won two state titles in the shot put as a sophomore and a senior, placed third as a freshman and second as a junior. He won the shot put event at the 2010 Drake Relays, recording a career-best throw of 18.77 meters, setting a school record.[2] At the 2010 Iowa State T&F Championships, he placed third in the discus throw, with a personal-best throw of 48.95 meters.[3] Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scherff was ranked as the No. 44 offensive tackle prospect in 2010.[4] He chose his home-state Iowa Hawkeyes over offers from Kansas State, Missouri, and Nebraska. College career[edit]

Scherff playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes in 2013

After redshirting his initial year at Iowa, Scherff saw action at left guard in eleven games on the season, starting three. In his sophomore year, he replaced Riley Reiff as the starting left tackle. He started first seven games of season at left tackle before suffering a broken fibula and a dislocated ankle in game seven,[5] and missed the remainder of the season due to injury. Despite being regarded one of the best offensive lineman prospects for the NFL draft after his junior year at Iowa, Scherff decided to return for his senior year.[6] He received his B.A. degree in Leisure studies in December 2014. After the 2014 season, Scherff was awarded the Outland Trophy as the country's best interior lineman. Professional career[edit] Coming out of Iowa, Scherff was projected by the majority of analysts and scouts to be selected in the first round.[7][8][9] He was ranked as the best offensive tackle in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, the top interior lineman by Mike Mayock, the best offensive lineman and guard by Lance Zierlein, and top offensive tackle by Sports Illustrated.[10][11][12] Scherff received an invitation to the NFL Combine and completed the bench press and 40, 20, and 10-yard dash. Due to a hamstring injury, he was not able to finish the entire combine. On March 23, 2015, he participated at Iowa's Pro Day and completed the drills he was unable to perform at the combine. Along with the bench, he did the vertical, broad, shuttle, and 3-cone drill. By the time the draft was approaching, he was considered a top 10 overall pick.[13] Many scouts and analysts were conflicted over his future position in the NFL, split on whether he was better suited to play offensive tackle or guard.[14] As one of the top prospects in the draft, Scherff had meetings or visited multiple teams, including the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, and Kansas City Chiefs.[15][16][17]

Pre-draft measurables

Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP

6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 319 lb (145 kg) 33 3⁄8 in (0.85 m) 11 in (0.28 m) 5.05 s 1.80 s 2.98 s 4.57 s 7.18 s 32 1⁄2 in (0.83 m) 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m) 23 reps

All values from NFL Combine/Iowa's Pro Day[18][13]

Scherff playing against the New Orleans Saints in his rookie season.

The Washington Redskins selected Scherff in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.[19][20] This made him the first player from Iowa drafted in the top ten since Robert Gallery was selected second overall in 2004. On May 12, 2015, the Washington Redskins signed Scherff to a fully guaranteed four-year, $21.21 million contract with a signing bonus of $13.68 million.[21][22][23] He entered training camp competing with Morgan Moses for the starting right tackle position but was moved to right guard prior to the beginning of the regular season. Since he was able to handle bull rushes well, he was thought to better suit the right guard position and be responsible for a smaller area where his power would be more useful.[24] Offensive line coach Bill Callahan named him the Redskin's starting right guard to begin the season, after winning the job over Spencer Long in the preseason.[25] Scherff made his professional regular season debut in the Redskins' season-opening 17-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He started all 16 regular season games, played 752 snaps, and helped the Redskins finish first in the NFC East with a 9-7 record. In January 2016, he started his first career postseason game, as the Redskins were routed by the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Wildcard game 35-18.[26] During his rookie season, he was graded negatively in pass blocking by PFF after he gave up 26 hurries, eight hits, and two sacks. Pro Football Focus ranked him as the 31st best offensive guard in the league.[27] Scherff finished his second season starting in all 16 regular season games, and due to his highly regarded performance that year, he was voted to the 2017 Pro Bowl, his first such vote.[28] He was also voted to the 2018 Pro Bowl the following year.[29] References[edit]

^ "Iowa's Scherff is a big guy from a little role". The Gazette. November 7, 2013.  ^ http://ia.milesplit.com/meets/62036/results/120500 ^ http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=104174#17325 ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2395 ^ "Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff to miss 'a couple months'". CBS Sports. October 22, 2012.  ^ "Iowa's Brandon Scherff staying for senior season". NFL.com. December 9, 2013.  ^ Brugler, Dane (May 11, 2014). "2015 NFL mock draft: Big Ten, ACC prospects lead the way". CBS Sports.  ^ Sobleski, Brent (May 11, 2014). "2015 mock draft: Jameis Winston slips out of Top 5". USA Today.  ^ Burke, Chris (May 13, 2014). "2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Cedric Ogbuehi goes No. 1 overall to Oakland Raiders". Sports Illustrated.  ^ Doug Farrar (April 1, 2015). "2015 NFL Draft positional rankings: Offensive tackle". si.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ Mike Mayock (April 28, 2015). "Mike Mayock's 2015 NFL Draft position rankings". NFL.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ Daniel Jeremiah (March 20, 2015). "2015 NFL Draft: Lance Zierlein's top 10 offensive lineman". NFL.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ a b "Brandon Scherff, DS #1 OT, Iowa: 2015 NFL Draft". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ Gary Mihoces (April 24, 2015). "NFL Draft prospects: Iowa's Brandon Scherff may be top tackle... Or guard". usatoday.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ Dave Birkett (April 29, 2015). "Lions covering all bases, met with Iowa's Scherff". freep.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ "Ravens meet with offensive tackles Brandon Scherff and Donovan Smith". Baltimoresun.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ "Kansas City Chief's 2015 NFL Draft interests: Workouts, visits, and pro days". arrowheadpride.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Brandon Scherff". nfl.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ Kalland, Robby (April 30, 2015). "2015 NFL Draft: Redskins get B- for picking Brandon Scherff at No. 5". CBSSports.com.  ^ Keim, John (April 30, 2015). "Total breakdown: Redskins draft OL Brandon Scherff in first round". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 4, 2015.  ^ "Sportrac.com: Brandon Scherff contract". sportrac.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ Patra, Kevin (May 12, 2015). "Redskins ink No. 5 overall pick Brandon Scherff". NFL.com. Retrieved May 25, 2015.  ^ Keim, John (May 14, 2015). "Brandon Scherff's contract breakdown". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 25, 2015.  ^ "Redskin's mailbag: Whether the Brandon Scherff move is really about Morgan Moses, RGIII's play and more". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ "Ourlads.com: Washington Redskin's depth chart: 09/01/2015". ourlads.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ "NFL Player Profile: Brandon Scherff". NFL.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ "How every 2015 first round pick graded in their rookie season". profootballfocus.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017.  ^ "NFL announces 2017 Pro Bowl rosters". NFL.com. December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.  ^ Martin, Kimberley. "Redskins' Trent Williams, Ryan Kerrigan and Brandon Scherff named to Pro Bowl". Washington Post. Retrieved December 20, 2017. 

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Outland Trophy winners

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2014 College Football All-America Team consensus selections

Offense

QB Marcus Mariota RB Tevin Coleman RB Melvin Gordon WR Amari Cooper WR Rashard Higgins

OT Spencer Drango OT Brandon Scherff G Tre' Jackson G Laken Tomlinson C Reese Dismukes TE Nick O'Leary

Defense

DE Vic Beasley DE Shane Ray DT Joey Bosa DT Malcom Brown

LB Paul Dawson LB Hau'oli Kikaha LB Scooby Wright

DB Landon Collins CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB Senquez Golson S Gerod Holliman

Special teams

P Tom Hackett PK Roberto Aguayo AP Tyler Lockett

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2015 NFL draft first-round selections

Jameis Winston Marcus Mariota Dante Fowler Jr. Amari Cooper Brandon Scherff Leonard Williams Kevin White Vic Beasley Ereck Flowers Todd Gurley Trae Waynes Danny Shelton Andrus Peat DeVante Parker Melvin Gordon Kevin Johnson Arik Armstead Marcus Peters Cameron Erving Nelson Agholor Cedric Ogbuehi Bud Dupree Shane Ray D. J. Humphries Shaq Thompson Breshad Perriman Byron Jones Laken Tomlinson Phillip Dorsett Damarious Randall Stephone Anthony Malcom Brown

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Boston / Washington Redskins first-round draft picks

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Washington Redskins 2015 NFL draft selections

Brandon Scherff Preston Smith Matt Jones Jamison Crowder Arie Kouandjio Martrell Spaight Kyshoen Jarrett Tevin Mitchel Evan Spencer Austin Reiter

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Washington Redskins current roster

Active roster

3 Dustin Hopkins 5 Tress Way 10 Paul Richardson 11 Alex Smith 12 Colt McCoy 13 Maurice Harris 18 Josh Doctson 19 Robert Davis 20 Robert Kelley 22 Deshazor Everett 24 Josh Norman 25 Chris Thompson 31 Fabian Moreau 32 Samaje Perine 34 Byron Marshall 35 Montae Nicholson 36 D. J. Swearinger 37 Fish Smithson 38 Joshua Holsey 39 Kapri Bibbs 40 Josh Harvey-Clemons 41 Otha Peters 45 Pete Robertson 47 Quinton Dunbar 48 Orion Stewart 50 Martrell Spaight 52 Ryan Anderson 53 Zach Brown 54 Mason Foster 56 Zach Vigil 57 Nick Sundberg 59 Alex McCalister 60 Alex Balducci 60 Arie Kouandjio 63 Tavaris Barnes 63 John Kling 64 A. J. Francis 67 Kyle Kalis 68 Tyler Catalina 69 T. J. Clemmings 71 Trent Williams 72 Anthony Lanier 73 Chase Roullier 74 Ondre Pipkins 74 Demetrius Rhaney 75 Brandon Scherff 76 Morgan Moses 78 Cameron Jefferson 79 Ty Nsekhe 80 Jamison Crowder 82 Manasseh Garner 83 Brian Quick 85 Vernon Davis 86 Jordan Reed 87 Jeremy Sprinkle 90 Ziggy Hood 91 Ryan Kerrigan 92 Stacy McGee 93 Jonathan Allen 94 Preston Smith 97 Terrell McClain 98 Matt Ioannidis 99 Phil Taylor Sr. -- Chris Bazile -- Orlando Franklin -- Kevin Hogan -- Montori Hughes -- Sam Irwin-Hill -- Kenny Ladler -- Keith Marshall -- Cassanova McKinzy -- Pernell McPhee -- James Sample -- Orlando Scandrick

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