Indispensable Badger #36

Counting down the days to Wisconsin opens training camp, Badger Nation's new summer feature will rank the 50 most indispensable players of the 2013 Wisconsin football team. Today we reveal No.36.

Joe Schobert

Position: Linebacker

Experience: Sophomore

2012 Stats: 2012: Saw action at Penn State on Nov. 24, at Indiana on Nov. 10, vs. Illinois on Oct. 6, at Nebraska on Sept. 29, vs. UTEP on Sept. 22, Utah State on Sept. 15 and at Oregon State Sept. 8 ... made Badger debut against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1.

Strengths: Schobert has incredible athleticism and can be considered to be a freak athlete. He also has incredible speed which will be a nightmare to opposing offensive lines.

Weaknesses:The only noticeably weak point to Schobert's game is his lack of strength. Yes, he plays bigger than he actually is, but his 6-2, 205-pound frame is small compared to other linebackers and offensive lines.

Overall: Schobert is considered by Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen as a natural football player. He has seem some action as a true freshman and will look to use that experience as he attempts to play more in each game this season. Schobert already impressed one coaching staff enough to earn an opportunity and should get the chance to contribute this season on special teams and in UW's 3-4 defense.

Schobert will contribute in plenty of games so look for him to step up and make his presence early on.

Up next: Our No.35 player is a senior who has battled injuries and off-the-field issues in his career, but finds himself healthy and will be important for UW this season to maintain quality depth.


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