Summary: Scherff started the final 33 games he played at left tackle for the Hawkeyes, including 13 in his junior and senior seasons after missing five games because of injury as a sophomore. He helped Iowa gain 304 rushing yards and 587 total yards against Illinois last season and 412 yards of offense in a two-point loss to Wisconsin. He closed his career with two straight All-Big Ten selections and claimed multiple team awards over the course of his time with the Hawkeyes. Scherff followed up a diverse high school athletics career in which he played baseball, basketball, tennis and competed in field events at different points. He played quarterback — at 270 pounds — as a sophomore before transitioning to offensive and defensive line.
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock projects Scherff as his top interior offensive lineman (guard). Counterpart Bucky Brooks, however, rated Scherff as the third-best tackle prospect. Click here to see the most recent version of Mock Madness.
Metrodome memory:Scherff's time growing up in Denison, Iowa, was chronicled by *Monday Morning Quarterback's *Jenny Vrentas in **this feature**. Vrentas noted, "As a fifth-grader he won a regional event to earn a trip to the NFL's punt, pass and kick competition at the Metrodome. He won there too, and then got to watch his quarterback idol, Daunte Culpepper, start for the Vikings."