WERNER READY TO GO: First-round pick Bjoern Werner looked comfortable in his new role as an outside linebacker.
The former Florida State star primarily played defensive end in college, but he consistently has said he doesn’t have an issue standing up as a linebacker and dropping into coverage.
Though the padless practices of rookie mini-camp might not be the best barometer, Werner managed to make a good first impression.
“Usually, it takes players probably a whole offseason to get their feet underneath them,” defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said. “For him, he looks good the first day I saw him out of a two-point stance. He’s been working, I know, down in south Florida. He’s been working on it a lot. Usually, the hardest thing is once they standup, they don’t shoot their hands, but he seems like he’s doing a pretty good job of it right now. It’s a pretty good situation right now.”