Photo of O'Brien Schofield
Grade
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  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 221LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Schofield was a two-year starter for the Badgers and had a breakout season in 2009. He has a good combination of size, strength and athleticism. He is a tough, hardnosed player with good instincts and technique. He uses his hands well to ward off blockers as well as locating the ball quickly to stay active to the pile. He has shown versatility, playing with his hand on the ground and as a stand-up outside linebacker. He shows good edge quickness, pass rush moves and counters but isn't elite in this area. Schofield has good balance, lateral quickness and agility to be an effective zone coverage defender but again may be a liability in combination man schemes. He is a solid run-support defender with power on contact but isn't fluid to work through trash in pursuit. Schofield is a good football player who brings versatility to a defensive unit, but with an ACL injury sustained at the Senior Bowl his draft status is uncertain.

Analysis

Strengths

Explodes off the ball and has the speed and lateral quickness to stick with tight ends in man coverage. Heady player who keeps contain and does not get fooled on screens and draws. Uses heavy hands to get inside and shed blockers and takes good pursuit angles. Plays with a mean streak and gives knock-out shots when he tackles.

Weaknesses

Tore his ACL at Senior Bowl practice in January. Lined up in a three-point stance in college and will have to learn to play in space and drop in coverage. A bit top heavy and lacks the lower body strength to be stout against power running schemes.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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