Breaking Down Tyler Matakevich and Joe Schobert

Tyler Matakevich – LB – Temple Size – 6007 – 233 – 4.79 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Very instinctive, has excellent anticipation. Productive. Team leader. Good at taking on blocks. Plays the outside and inside run very well. Is able to get depth with pass drop and shows awareness, effective when asked to blitz. Weak Points – Lacks ideal size and speed. Plays faster than he times because of his instincts. Can get overpowered at times but big linemen. Summation – A four year starter, Tyler is a great college player who may not have as much success in the NFL because of his lack of top physical traits. Still he is the consummate over-achiever. Has outstanding football character and that alone makes him perform at a higher level than his physical traits says he should. I have no doubt that he will find a way to succeed in the NFL. Cold very well be an eventual starter in the right scheme.   Joe Schobert – LB – Wisconsin Size – 6020 – 240 – 4.70 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Very productive with 79 total tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. Good athlete, has quickness, very good lateral agility and a burst. Good pass drop and can transition. Excellent competitor. Quick to react with good instincts. Very good tackler. Shows strength and power at the point of attack. Has some natural pass rush skills. Weak Points – Marginal size for a 3-4 OLB at the next level. Doubt he will break 4.70 when timed. Summation – A fourth year senior and a two year starter at outside linebacker. Has recorded 12.5 sacks the last two seasons. Is tough, instinctive and an all-out competitor. Lacks ideal size, but plays strong and is able to hold the point of attack. Plays faster than he will time because of his instincts. May be best suited to play ILB at the next level. Needs to add 10 pounds but that shouldn’t be a problem. Has the traits to be a very effective 3-4 ILB in a draft that has few inside linebacker prospects. Follow Greg on Twitter @greggabe

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