Mitchell Schwartz has been catching the eyes of scouts nationwide. In fact, some believe the right tackle could fill a starting role during his rookie season. Mike Jones of the Washington Post believes the Redskins could be a destination for Schwartz.
"I enjoy it a lot -- getting to learn the playbook, learning the plays, how everything fits," Schwartz says. "I don’t try to just learn my job. I like to know the whole offensive line scheme. I think when you know what the entire play is supposed to be like it kind of helps you piece things together a little better."
"We ran a pretty good system at Cal," he added. "We got different plays where we can check out of it and it’s a new play. Stuff where you’ve got to move a point one play or another depending on if the guy’s coming. We do a little bit of everything, so I think I’ll be well prepared."
Schwartz projects as a third-round pick, and could be available when the Redskins are on the clock, six picks into that round. Right tackle remains a position of need for the Redskins, whose starter – Jammal Brown – is trying to rehabilitate a surgically repaired hip that has hobbled him the last two seasons.
Although he isn’t viewed as one of the draft’s elite tackle prospects, such as Matt Kalil, Riley Reiff, Cordy Glenn, Jonathan Martin and Mike Adams, all of whom could go in the first round or early second round, scouts believe Schwartz is talented enough to start at right tackle as a rookie.
After the jump Uncle Ted continues to interview the entire roster and softball suffers its second loss of the season.
The university recently held its inaugural "Bears to Business" event, which paired student athletes with business professionals from around the Bay Area. It was a big success both for Cal's student athletes and the university's corporate partners.
- Uncle Ted's interview bonanza continues with Keenan Allen, Isi Sofele, Viliami Moala, and Avery Sebastian.
- Ted talks to Clancy Pendergast about rebuilding the defense with the Bears' wealth of young talent.
- Tedford and Keenan Allen called up season ticket holders to thank them for renewing their tickets this season.
- Jon Wilner projects the men's team to finish fifth in the conference next season.
- Price high school graduate (home of Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon) Kahlil Johnson has signed on with the Bears.
- Cal opened the weekend series with a 2-0 win over no. 13 Arizona.
- The Wildcats upset the Bears in an 8-3 decision. The Bears had not surrendered more than 5 runs until Saturday.
- The Bears lost 16-6 at no. 20 Boston College.
- Megan Takacs broke the single-season scoring record of 49 and now has 53 on the year. She is fifth all-time in scoring for Cal.
- CalBears.com has a Q & A with Melissa Humphrey.
- The women's team remains undefeated in conference play after upsetting no. 1 UCLA.
- The Bears lost to no. 4 USC.
- The men's team dropped its match against no. 6 UCLA.