Another Big Ten LB Visits Dallas

TheRanchReport.com brings you the latest on another Big Ten linebacker who recently visited the Dallas Cowboys ... and no we aren't talking about Bobby Carpenter. (Also included in this article is an audio interview.)

Recently, the Dallas Cowboys had Ohio State linebacker Anthony Schlegel in for a visit to Valley Ranch, TheRanchReport.com has confirmed.

Schlegel, who began his career at Air Force, recorded 87 total tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks as a senior with the Buckeyes.

Schlegel will also be the first to tell you he expects to be a run stuffing inside 'backer at the next level.

"Yeah I'm not an outside guy," said Schlegel at the NFL Combine. "I'm a straight inside linebacker. If there is a team that might have some issues with the run, or they like people that blitz, that's what I've done my whole career.

"3-4, 4-3 it's all the same. I played it all at Ohio State."

Scout.com currently ranks Schlegel as the No. 7 overall inside linebacker available for the 2006 NFL Draft. Schlegal has also had individual workouts with the Eagles and Patriots and taken visits to the Jets and Cowboys.

Listen to Schlegel Interview



Full Name: Anthony Schlegel School: Ohio State Pos: ILB

Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 250 40: 4.88 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Two-year starter who began his college career at Air Force. Senior totals included 82/7/2 after career-best totals of 84/10.5/3.5 as a junior.

Pos: Hard-working two-down defender who is best against the run. Aggressive, effectively diagnoses the action and takes good angles to the play. Breaks down and defeats blocks on his way to the play.

Neg: Struggles moving laterally, lacks sideline-to-sideline range and speed in pursuit. Slow reacting when the ball's in the air and is better playing downhill.

Analysis: A competitive linebacker, Schlegel best fits on the inside of a 34 defense where his area responsibilities will be limited.

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