PFF scouting report: Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts break down the play of Wisconsin's Joe Schobert ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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PFF scouting report: Joe Schobert, LB, Wisconsin


Below is the PFF draft profile for Wisconsin’s Joe Schobert, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.

Position fit:
3-4 outside linebacker or 4-3 strongside linebacker

Stats to know:
22.7 pass rushing productivity was the highest in the country; 13 missed tackles on 60 attempts

What he does best:
– Slips off blocks left and right. Is extremely active with his hands
– Explosive turning the corner and closing on stunts
– Fantastic bend on the edge. Can dip his shoulder and maintain leverage on tackles
– Flashed lateral agility to cover running backs at the Senior Bowl
– Very disciplined keeping contain. Only sheds back inside when he knows he can commit

Biggest concern:
– Undersized to play on the edge. Lacks length or weight that teams require to play that position. Could get swallowed up by NFL tackles
– Questionable whether he has the strength to set the edge against NFL tackles. Rarely takes blocks into the backfield and was seldom effective with a bull rush
– A good number of his pressures came unblocked off of stunts or against backs and tight ends
– Failed to finish far too many tackles

Bottom line: Schobert possesses NFL level coordination and athleticism, but his size and strength issues leave him as a tweener for some teams. He’s a versatile weapon, though, with production that is hard to ignore.

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