On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason workouts Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MDT Salute to Fans Tour
    Salute to Fans Tour: Cortez
    April 21, 2017
    Parque de Vida in Cortez, CO
    Click here for more information.
  • Sat., Apr. 22, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT TackleSTEM: Cardboard Combine
  • Sat., Apr. 22, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MDT Salute to Fans Tour
    Salute to Fans Tour: Del Norte
    April 22, 2017
    High Valley Community Center
    1210 Grand Ave, Del Norte, CO 81132
    Click here for more information.
  • Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents. Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
  • Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 12:00 AM MDT 2017 NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft begins in Philadelphia and runs through April 29.
  • Fri., May. 05, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MDT Salute to Fans Tour
    Salute to Fans Tour: Fort Morgan
    May 5, 2017
    Legion Field
    219 S West St, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
    Click here for more information.
  • Sat., May. 06, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT Salute to Fans Tour
    Salute to Fans Tour: Woodland Park
    May 6, 2017
    Woodland Park High School
    151 Panther Way, Woodland Park, CO 80863
    Click here for more information.
  • Sun., May. 07, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM MDT Salute to Fans Tour
    Salute to Fans Tour: Aurora
    May 7, 2017
    Aurora Municipal Lawn
    15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012
    Click here for more information.
Print
RSS

Schofield Adds Experience, Versatility to O-Line

Posted May 9, 2014

Michigan tackle Michael Schofield spoke about his Big Ten experience and positional versatility after being the Broncos' third-round draft pick Friday.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- One day after watching his counterpart at Michigan, Taylor Lewan, get drafted 11th overall by the Tennessee Titans, tackle Michael Schofield got the call from the Broncos late in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Schofield played in 52 games (36 starts) in four college seasons and, like Denver's first two draft picks, credited the competition of the Big Ten with preparing him for the NFL.

"You play against the best pretty much week in and week out," Schofield said on a conference call with Denver media Friday night. "You’ve got to be prepared. You’ve got to take every game like it’s a championship game because in the Big Ten, you have to if you want to compete."

Beyond his wealth of experience, Schofield also has the versatility to play multiple positions on the offensive line. After spending the 2011 season at left guard for the Wolverines, Schofield moved to right tackle for his final two seasons, starting every game at that spot. He spent the draft process trying to show teams he can still be an effective guard, working primarily at that spot during the Senior Bowl.

"I would say I’m more comfortable as a tackle but I’ve definitely become more comfortable as a guard, so I’m open to whatever position the Broncos want me to play," Schofield said. "I like to think of myself as an all-around player."

Schofield isn't yet sure where he'll be used in Denver's scheme, but he sure is excited to be headed to a winning team.

"That’s the best possible situation -- that’s a dream coming into the NFL: A team right in Super Bowl contention you know, especially a great organization like the Broncos and a quarterback like Peyton Manning."