Brandon Scherff garnered national attention in a most unlikely way for an Iowa player. Scherff went viral on Twitter. Coach Kirk Ferentz doesn't even allow his players to use the social media site.
But Hawkeyes strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle recently posted a video of Scherff performing three lifts of 443 pounds from his knees to his shoulders as teammates watched in amazement. It was a 30-second glimpse into why many consider Scherff the best lineman in the county. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound senior's blend of strength and athleticism is why he's expected to be the third Iowa tackle in six years to be taken in the first round of the NFL draft.