After the Indianapolis Colts selected Florida State's Bjoern Werner with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the question was: Will be play defensive end or outside linebacker?
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has already answered that question.
#Colts coach Chuck Pagano says Bjoern Werner will play OLB.— Phillip B Wilson (@pwilson24) April 26, 2013
Werner played defensive end with his hand on the ground at Florida State. He earned 13 sacks rushing from that spot in 2012, but many NFL teams worked him out as a outside linebacker during the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.
The next question is how or when will Werner see the field? Robert Mathis is designated the outside "rush" backer while free agent acquisition Erik Whalden at the other outside backer spot. Walden is viewed as an "edge-setting" run-stopper.
Regardless of how they get Werner on the field, his pass-rushing skills should help Pagano and defensive coordinator Greg Manusky in 2013.