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Schobert and Watt advance to the NFL

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Former Badgers linebacker Joe Schobert and fullback Derek Watt finally got the call on the third and final day of the 2016 NFL draft.

Schobert, a walk-on at Madison, was taken in the fourth round, 99th overall by the Cleveland Browns.

"They're in a good division with the Steelers, the Ravens and the Bengals," the All-American pass rusher said. "So, I'm excited to get out there and start working." 

Schobert joins another Badger alum in Cleveland, Pro-Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas, who has already reached out to his new teammate.

"He called me right after just to talk and say congratulations," Schobert said. "They've still got a bunch of other guys still hoping to get drafted today, so we'll probably talk a little bit more tomorrow or in the coming days."

Watt, brother of All-Pro linebacker J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans, was taken in the sixth round, 198th overall by the San Diego Chargers.

   

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