With the 99th overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Wisconsin Badgers outside linebacker Joe Schobert. The former walk-on ascended through the depth chart of the UW defense from 2013-15, which culminated with the Waukesha native being named an All-American and earning the Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year last season for leading the team with 19.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks.
Now, Schobert will be teammates with another former UW All-American, left tackle Joe Thomas, in the NFC North.
Congratulations poured in for the in-state product on a day many can only dream of, but only a few can achieve:
Wise move by the Browns with 4th round pick. Congrats to @JoeTheShow58— Matt Lepay (@MattLepay) April 30, 2016
Chris Orr (@Chris_Guwap) April 30, 2016
@JoeTheShow58 congrats man, happy for ya!— Jared Abbrederis (@abbrecadabra) April 30, 2016
@JoeTheShow58 congrats bro! Well deserved!!— James White (@SweetFeet_White) April 30, 2016
Congrats to my bro @JoeTheShow58 getting drafted!— Big Reg (@ReggieLove11) April 30, 2016
HUGE s/o to @JoeTheShow58 for getting drafted‼️ Learned so much from this guy last season. Big things to come from him— Zack Baun (@zackbizzaun) April 30, 2016
That man @JoeTheShow58 is league! Congrats my brother— Dare Ogunbowale (@DGO23_) April 30, 2016
So pumped for you @JoeTheShow58!!! Big things to come!!!— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) April 30, 2016