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Nick Schommer (FS)
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 201
Conference: Missouri Valley
Hometown: Prescott, WI
High School: Prescott
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Selected by: Tennessee Titans
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 33 (242)
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Pick Analysis: Schommer runs well and has good size. He's an outstanding special teams player and can tackle. Provided he makes the Titans' roster, look for him to find a place on a special teams unit.
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Overview

Schommer is a four-year starter for the Bison who was named third-team AP All-American as a senior. He intercepted 13 passes during his career and broke up 20 others from his free safety spot.


Schommer added 20-25 pounds of muscle during his time in Fargo, but still ran well enough at his pro day to stay on the radar of NFL scouts. He also played baseball at NDSU after being an all-state pick as a high school catcher.


He is just the 25th NDSU player to be selected in the NFL Draft or the CFL draft. He played in 41 games over the past four seasons.


High School

First-team all-state by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and honorable mention all-state by both the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association ... Two-time first team all-conference and All-Northwest Region ... Two-time team Most Valuable Player ... Played both running back and defensive back for Prescott High School and coach Scott Van Epps ... Had 111 carries for 958 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense while recording 124 tackles, two interceptions and three forced fumbles on defense ... Also competed in baseball, where he was first team all-state catcher.


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Analysis

Positives: Adequate size and speed for the free safety position. Takes good angles to prevent touchdown plays down the sideline. Reliable wrap-up tackler when the play is in front of him, and typically brings down running backs breaking through a hole. Reads quarterbacks' eyes and closes on the ball quickly. Handles his coverage responsibilities well, anticipates clearing of underneath routes and smothers the receiver. Around the ball consistently, and does not give up on plays. Could be a solid performer on special teams because of his tackling ability and toughness.


Negatives: Not an intimidating hitter or a physically dominating tackler. Lacks the strength to get off blocks from guards near the line or receivers and tight ends downfield. Faster than most FCS players at his position but will not catch up to quicker NFL offensive stars or have the recovery speed to make a play if beaten in coverage. Not asked to blitz very often. Will occasionally take poor angles in coverage and run support, whiffing on the tackle to allow additional yardage. Played against a lower level of competition.


Injury Report

2006: Missed the final two games of the season due to an undisclosed injury.


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