Positive: Relatively athletic college defensive end who makes a tremendous amount of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Plays with good lean, gets off the snap with a nice first step and displays an array of moves with his hands to protect himself. Quickly changes direction, fluid moving in every area of the field, and easily gets out to the sidelines in pursuit of the action. Can bend off the edge and keeps his feet moving up the field. Smart, intense football player who does more than just pin his ears back and drive up the field. Occasionally lined up as a two-gap end. Adequate skills moving in reverse on zone blitzes.
Negative: Out-positioned or controlled at the point by blockers once engaged by linemen. Takes a lot of wide angles around opponents. Lacks an explosive closing burst.
Analysis: Schiechl was a tremendous small school defender and has enough athleticism to play at the next level as a one-gap defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker."
Came in and played right away as a freshman at Colorado Mines in '07, posting 47 tackles, 17.5 TFLs, 13.5 sacks.
In '08, he upped those numbers to 69 total tackles, 21 TFLs, and 13.5 sacks.
Did it all over again in '09, posting 58-19-7.
As a senior, he set the record for career sacks ALL-TIME in DII football when he picked up his 46th career sack late in the season.
Also is 4th all time on the DII career TFL list with 70.5. His numbers in 2010 were 66-19-12.
NOTE: Marc will work out at the Air Force Pro Day along with fellow pro prospect from CM...NT Blaine Sumner. He can also be heard here at CDS on the interview conducted on 3-10-11.
Strengths: Relentless. Strong (37-40 reps at 225). Fast (4.6s). Amazingly productive at a low level of competition. Self made man. Can really bend the corner, and his computer numbers are as good as most FBS DEs. Closes the deal on the pass rush. Uses hands to overpower blockers. Has some movement skills. Forces a lot of fumbles due to the violence of his collisions. Could be used as either a 4-3 DE or as a pass-rushing OLB conversion candidate. Good student both on and off the field. Character is solid as well.
Weaknesses: Has not been tested against top-level OLinemen. Still has a ways to go in terms of the finesses details of the DE position in order to be successful at the next level. A little small to stay at DE, and unproven as a LB. Slightly overaged, and may be maxed out.
Projection: Probably won't be drafted but absolutely SHOULD be a late pick. If not, he will have an auction situation on his hand after the draft, and will have to pick his best situation."
Information on Marc Schiechl is thin, but we do know this much:
1 ~ The Kirwan Explosion Index suggests that anyone who scores a 70 or more on aggregate Vertical Jump, Bench Reps, and Broad Jump has, at the very least, the raw skills to be a powerfull, powerfull Force attacking the Line of Scrimmage and the QuarterBack. And Schliechl, with 38 Bench Reps, a 35 Vertical, and a 10 Broad Jump, scored an OUTRAGEOUS 83!!
2 ~ Yes, but can he do it on the field?? Well, it's Division II, but he can't help that, now can he? And Jerry Rice was Division II, of course...How does 46 Sacks in 4 years, to set an all time D2 record, sound??
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