Mike Band is hanging out at the East/West Shrine Game practices this week. On Monday he got a chance to catch up with some of the prospects. Here's what they had to say...
O'Brien Schofield, LB Wisconsin
How do you feel about the transition from defensive end to linebacker?
I came out here today to show that I can stand up and play on the outside. It's been a great time showing my skills and that I can make that transition. I'm gonna show I'm a coverage linebacker.
What did you measure during the weigh-in?
I measured in this morning at 6'2, 242. I was listed at 250 but I lost weight during the year.
How was today's practice different than at Wisconsin?
The biggest thing I noticed was that these coaches are keeping it simple. They're allowing everyone to understand the situation.
What's your biggest asset when you step on the football field?
I will be able to cover well, man on man and stuff like that.
What scouts have showed interest in you the last few days?
I had interviews from Scouts from Carolina, Chicago, Philadelphia, Kansas City, San Francisco, Washington, Atlanta and New England.
Most of the teams are 43 teams, how do you feel about that?
I'm likely gonna have to stand up and play strong side linebacker and I feel I can work in any scheme. But I would love to put my hand down and just get up and go.
Heres a very good read for you boys. Looks like the scouts have him pegged playing primarily for a 4-3 team.
This might end the debate??