BEREA-- The Browns started the fourth round by drafting linebacker Joe Schobert from Wisconsin with the first pick in the round, 99th overall. The Browns had the next pick but traded it to the Raiders and picked up the Raiders pick in the fourth-round (114th overall) and an extra fifth-round pick (154th overall).The Raiders used the pick to draft quarterback Connor Cook, who was linked to the Browns by some experts.
Schobert (6-2, 236) was first team All-America and was the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year. Schobert played 45 games at Wisconsin and had 19.5 tackles for loss, including 9.5 sacks. Overall, Schubert had 79 tackles.
Schubert is versatile and said that he can play inside as well as outside.
"(The Browns) said they were going to move me around a lot," Schobert said in a conference call shortly after being drafted by the Browns.
Pro Football Focus had this to say about Schobert:"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."
Schobert was a preferred walk on at Wisconsin, who earned a scholarship thereafter. His production in rushing the passer jumped immensely in 2015 and he credits that to the scheme.
"This year I got to rush the passer a lot more with the change in schematics."