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2016 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Draft OLB Joe Schobert at No. 99 Overall

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The Browns have selected a linebacker with the top pick in the fourth round

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With the No. 99 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected OLB Joe Schobert (6-3, 244 pounds) of Wisconsin. The selection was the first of the fourth round.

The Browns needed help at linebacker following the departure of Karlos Dansby, and nailed the selection. Some draftniks, including myself, preferred Joshua Perry out of Ohio State, but Schobert is a solid pick out of Wisconsin. Schobert is a solid linebacker who fits the mold of the players the Browns have selected thus far -- solid character, fits the Browns' defensive system, and nice stats in college.

Here is a scouting report from CBS Sports' Dane Bruglar, who pegged Schobert as a third-round pick:

"A two-year starter at Wisconsin, Schobert lined up as the starting outside linebacker in the Badgers’ 3-4 base and was one of the most productive frontseven defenders at the college level the past two seasons. A former walk-on, he was put on scholarship prior to becoming a full-time starter (Feb. 2014) and developed into an intriguing NFL prospect due to his pass rush traits and unrelenting effort. Schobert has impressive play speed and light movements to challenge the edge and penetrate due to stunts, but offenses can run at him with ordinary size, strength and length. A Shea McClellin type of pro prospect, Schobert doesn’t have ideal athletic and physical skills, but he is a pesky rusher with the driven mentality to make plays – offers value on special teams with starting potential inside and outside in a 3-4 scheme."

What do you think, Browns fans?

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