With the 99th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected former Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert.
The 6-foot-1, 244-pound Schobert was named Big Ten Linebacker of the Year in 2015, after racking up 9.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. His elite production and intriguing athleticism (he posted a 35.5-inch vertical at his Wisconsin Pro Day) made him an attractive prospect to a Cleveland team desperately in need of defensive playmakers. Oh, and he can do this:
New Cleveland Browns linebacker Joe Schobert proving white men CAN jump ... pic.twitter.com/TLJ5cFOvjj
— Steven R. Walker (@Steve_R_Walker) May 2, 2016
A 6-foot-1 linebacker who could compete in the NBA Slam Dunk contest? Yeah, guys like that don't come around often.
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