Nice, could be a late round steal. Maybe some info will trickle down about how his rehab is going.
to do nothing other than talk, since he still cant work out?
He is only 220 lbs. How is going to play 34 olb?? Safety maybe? This is a joke right???
But, it doesn't give us a guy that should get reps right away (which is my concern if we draft Hughes, etc.).
FYI....great decision to get an update on his condition....
Bottom line: Schofield has an ideal body for an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He has good size, arm length and growth potential. He reminds us of the Packers' Clay Matthews and the Steelers' LaMarr Woodley, only Schofield is a better pass rusher. He has second-round talent but is coming off a torn ACL injury at the Senior Bowl, so he likely will fall into the middle rounds. If he is able to regain his pre-injury form, he could prove to be quite a bargain.
I was viewing not needing reps yet as a good thing. If we draft Hughes, we need to find reps for Thomas, Gholston, Hughes and Westerman (at least we should, in my mind).
If we take a guy like Schofield, he will allow the other guys to get some reps, and, in Gholston's case, demonstrate whether he should be here or not.
Schofield could have snuck into the 2nd or 3rd but now will go to the last day without a doubt. he showed some things to be excited about, but I wouldn't go crazy. Doesn't have the unbelievable speed around the edge and doesn't have the great strength at the point of attack.
He could have snuck into the 2nd if things broke well though. Personally I think he would have went in the 3rd.
But now the guy can be had on the last day.
Brace pick last year was comical. I knew Brace would be complete garbage in the NFL and was so happy when they actually moved up slightly to get him. That pick just showed where their scouts are at right now. Just a big guy with zero strength... It was even obvious during the senior bowl practices.
And this isn't completely similar to Tate who I actually think could be a very good player in the NFL. Tate it was obvious that he would make it back by last year. THe unfortunate part is that he got hurt again anyway. Schofield isn't a guarantee to make it back, and he's not even as good a prospect as Tate was imo. Schofield kind of came out of nowhere in the Shrine game practices and happened to sneak on to the Senior bowl roster when he did so well.
His body type is far from prototype and he certainly can't play inside although that is what his frame suggests. He is going to have to add weight to his body to survive and it is never known whether a player can maintain quickness/speed when they add weight. But with him, you are talking about having to add almost 20 lbs to hold up against the tackles of the NFL. It's possible he can do it and succeed, just not extremely common.