Former Wisconsin linebacker Joe Schobert has earned himself a starting job in the NFL in his rookie season.
Schobert, who was taken in the fourth round of this year’s draft, will be the Cleveland Browns starting outside linebacker when they open their season Sunday in Philadelphia.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 7, 2016
#Browns HC Hue Jackson said rookie fourth-round pick Joe Schobert earned right to be starter at OLB. Said Nate Orchard will still play.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) September 7, 2016
The 99th overall pick of the 2016 Draft, Schobert starred for the Badgers defense in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In his last two years in Madison, the 6-foot-2 linebacker made 130 tackles and forced six fumbles.