As Seattle prepares for the upcoming draft in April, Schneider discussed the process in evaluating prospects.
“Everybody’s career is a movie,” said Schneider. “It’s a whole book, so with anybody that’s at the combine, you’re just starting. It’s just part of their movie. There’s a whole process these guys have to go through. Learning how to be a pro, learning a new offense, being a leader, coming into a locker room to compete with grown men. You have to be able to project where they’re going and just look at ‘Here’s A, B and C part of their game’. You have to be able to say ‘Okay, here’s A, B and C. What’s it going to look like at X, Y and Z’. What’s the gap and where are they going to be – that’s the study, that’s the art, that’s the projection that’s involved especially with football. The ultimate team sport, 120 guys, how is this person going to handle all that? And how are they going to fit with everybody? Part of the puzzle.”