Insight on 6th Round Draft Pick – Stephen Schilling
By Ernie Padaon
I got in touch with our FanSided friends over at GBMWolverine again to give us a little more insight on another draft pick that we chose out from Michigan. They helped us out already with a little insight on Jonas Mouton and here is what they had to say about Stephen Schilling:
GBMWolverine welcomes and sends best wishes to the San Diego Charger FanSided readers. The Midwest frequently gets to watch the Chargers and some of our staff fondly remembers the great fun of watching early AFL wild shootouts featuring John Hadl and Lance Alworth. And who can forget the famous Don Coryell offense, that to this day is on display in one form or another every Sunday of the NFL season. Below are the staff comments regarding inquiries concerning former Michigan offensive linemen Stephen Schilling.
BoltBeat: What kind of player/person should we expect coming out to San Diego and what position do you think he will play?
Steve gives a team great flexibility; he can play any of the positions on the offensive line, except left tackle.
Schilling is a solid run blocker, he is not a great pass blocker or overall athlete. He has very short arms, which can cause a problem.
Schilling also has a bit of an edge to his game.
Please note: the player San Diego is getting is a very high caliber person and a hard worker. He started as a red-shirt freshmen at offensive tackle, lost weight and moved inside to offensive guard.
BoltBeat: Any other fun facts about Stephen we should know out here in San Diego?
Stephen comes from Bellevue, Washington where he was a 5-star prospect, one who participated in the U.S. Army All-American game. Just like Jonas Mouton, he was recruited by Ron English from Coach Carr’s staff.
Steve had offers from a plethora of teams and his offer sheet was a who’s who on the west coast. He chose Michigan over the likes of USC, UCLA, CAL, and in-state school Washington and on 1/26/2006 picked Michigan.
Schilling is a four-year starter at Michigan. He has started 49 games, tied for the second most in school’s history by an offensive lineman. Showing his versatile Steve had 25 starts at left guard, 22 at right tackle and two at right guard.
He was also a 2010 team captain at Michigan. The verdict here is good get for the 6th round.
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