O'Brien Schofield Scouting Report

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O'Brien Schofield Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: Big10
School: Wisconsin Badgers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #50
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 248 lbs.
Drafted 4.32 in 2010 by ARI

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

O'Brien Schofield, OLB, Wisconsin

O'Brien Schofield has a monster senior season for the Badgers. Schofield started his career playing on special teams for Wisconsin, getting his first start in their 2007 bowl game at defensive end, where he had three tackles and a forced fumble. As a junior in 2008, he registered 40 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks in 13 games at defensive end. He played in 11 games for Wisconsin this season with 55 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 passes broken up in coverage, and forced 2 fumbles. Schofield is too small to play defensive end in the NFL, and his best position would likely be as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He is an incredible pass rusher, but his lack of experience dropping into coverage could hurt his ability to make the transition. Because he is new to the position, he'll need a strong showing in the post season games and workouts to solidify his draft status. At this point, he is likely a fourth or fifth round selection, but has an excellent chance to improve his stock. O'Brien Schofield looked outstanding during East-West Shrine Game practices. He improved on a daily basis, and played both the strongside and middle linebacker positions in the 4-3. During the game he registered 3 tackles and an interception, showing his improved awareness in coverage. Schofield was again looking sharp during Senior Bowl practices until he tore his ACL. He may get drafted in the seventh round if a team is willing to wait a year and take the chance on his recovery.

Last Updated Feb-15-2010 by Randall Weida

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Prediction: 3rd Round

I don't know how much you've watched Schofield, as he has played solely DE the entire year, and not as an OLB as you have stated in this article. Of course, he has the body of an OLB and not a DE, but he has not made that transition yet on the collegiate level.

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merkcirtap 12/13/09 02:41 PM