O'Brien Schofield Profile
As a junior, Schofield had 75 tackles, 13 sacks, 13 fumble recoveries, 10 tackles for loss and four defensive touchdowns. He was named honorable mention all-state which by the way had to be another oversight.
Strengths - Outstanding production, Schofield plays with extremely high energy and he's very competitive. O'Brien has a very good first step and a tremendous burst. He has good bend and balance of the edge. Plays low with leverage and he's very athletic and agile. Excellent chase speed and never gives up on a play. Very strong tackler with explosiveness, Wisconsin wants to move Schofield to linebacker and I feel he'd be good linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Strong upper body, I don't think I've seen a prospect on tape play with more passion. Has the ability of and same upside as 2003 All-American Tim Jamison.
Negatives - If he ends up at defensive end in college, he'll need to add weight and strengthen his lower body. Needs quicker hands and needs to show better ability to keep separation between him and offensive lineman. A super pass rusher but lacks the quick twitch needed to make him a great run defender. Relies strictly on his athleticism and speed to defend the run in high school, O'Brien simply overpowers the person in front of him on running plays. He won't be able to do that against college tackles.
Summary - A 4-Star prospect in my opinion, Schofield has a great combination of athleticism, pass-rushing skills and playing speed. At the next level I see O'Brien as a standup outside linebacker where he can utilize his 4.5 speed. He could also play defensive end and be a situational pass rusher which is one of his better strengths. Solid get for the Badgers.
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