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Werner eager to show everyone that he belongs as NFL pass-rusher in Indianapolis

  • Florida State's Bjoern Werner addresses a news conference after being selected by the Indianapolis Colts during the first round of the NFL Draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Florida State's Bjoern Werner addresses a news conference after being selected by the Indianapolis Colts during the first round of the NFL Draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)  (The Associated Press)

  • Defensive end Bjoern Werner from Florida State holds up the team jersey after being selected 24th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Defensive end Bjoern Werner from Florida State holds up the team jersey after being selected 24th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bjoern Werner, from Florida State, stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected 24th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    Bjoern Werner, from Florida State, stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected 24th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)  (The Associated Press)

Bjoern Werner couldn't wait to get to the NFL.

Now he can't believe he's soon going to start hearing Colts coach Chuck Pagano bellowing out instructions.

Indianapolis' first-round draft pick arrived in town Friday afternoon, met with Pagano and much of the Colts' brain trust and then spent about 30 minutes explaining everything from the correct pronunciation of his name, to how he fell in love with American football in Germany, to how eager he is to meet Robert Mathis and replace Dwight Freeney after playing them on his Madden NFL game.

For Werner, this is not just a big payday or another opportunity.

This is what he's been dreaming about from the moment he first started tossing a small football around with a classmate at age 12.