Breaking down Notre Dame offensive line target Billy Schrauth, one of the best interior blockers in the 2022 class
BILLY SCHRAUTH PROFILE
Hometown: Fond Du Lac, Wis.
High School: St. Marys Springs
IB Grade: 4.0 (Top 150 caliber prospect)
Upside Grade: 4.5
Offers: Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Auburn, Oregon, Penn State, Michigan, Stanford, Tennessee, Nebraska, Iowa, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Northwestern
Recruited By: Jeff Quinn
Rivals: 4-star - No. 117 - No. 3 guard
247Sports: 4-star - No. 169 - No. 7 interior lineman
ESPN: 4-star - No. 234 - No. 5 guard
Composite: 4-star - No. 162 - No. 8 interior lineman
Schrauth is listed at just 280 pounds but he has an impressive frame and getting up to 300+ pounds shouldn't be a problem at all for him. He has a thick lower half and long arms, traits that should allow him to physically thrive inside. Schrauth has powerful hands and he plays a physical style of football.
While Schrauth has the physical tools to be a mauler, what makes him such a must-get prospect is his combination of power and athleticism as an interior player. Schrauth gets off the line quickly and he plays with very good pad level. He does a great job working his feet through contact and he shows the quickly to be a highly effective zone blocker - both inside and outside - and he can work effectively in space.
The talented blocker is aggressive and tough, but he also plays under control on both sides of the ball. He stays within himself, keeps his pads low, plays with great leverage, understands proper angles and he's an excellent finisher in the run game.
Schrauth is a guard in high school and his high school doesn't throw the ball much, so we don't see much of Schrauth in pass protection. With that being the case it's impossible for me to totally project him as a tackle in college. However, his combination of size and foot quickness that we see at guard makes me think he is a prospect the Irish staff could initially try at tackle and see how he fits.
5.0 - Elite player
4.5 - All-American caliber player
4.0 - Multi-year starter
3.5 - Key role player / Late career-starter
3.0 - Backup
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