by Brad Biggs
April 01, 02011
Blaine Sumner brought the spotlight on Colorado School of Mines two weeks ago when he put up a whopping 52 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds during his pro day.
But the player that might be getting more interest from the NFL at this juncture is Marc Schiechl, an outside linebacker or defensive end depending on what team is looking at him.
Schiechl, the defensive player of the game in the Cactus Bowl, the Division II all-star game, has official visits lined up with the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars. He is the Division II all-time leader in sacks with 46 and finished fourth all-time in tackles for loss 70 ½.
At 6-2, 252 pounds, 3-4 teams are looking at him as an outside linebacker. He’s also getting attention from 4-3 teams too. Schiechl had a private workout Thursday for the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers. He has one scheduled for Monday with the Indianapolis Colts.
Schiechl performed well at the school’s pro day too. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds and put up 38 reps on the bench. His vertical jump was 35 inches and he had a broad jump of 10 feet, 5 inches. For a player that was not invited to the Scouting Combine, he’s gaining interest.
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