Quarterback Russell Wilson (5-foot-11 3/8, 206 pounds) put on a show Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin’s pro day. Working out in front of all 32 teams and Seahawks QB coach Darrell Bevell, Bears coaches Jeremy Bates and Mike Tice and Packers GM Ted Thompson, Wilson threw the ball a total of 65 times and only four times did the ball hit the ground. I’m not sure exactly where he will be drafted, but I think this guy could be as high as a second-round pick.
Everyone is scared of quarterbacks who measure under 6-feet, but Wilson looked absolutely great. This guy whistles the ball. they say he only had four passes blocked at Wisconsin this past year — that’s outstanding for a short guy. His stock is rising.
In addition to Wilson, 16 other Wisconsin players worked alongside five players from some of the surrounding small schools. Center Peter Konz, NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock‘s No. 1 ranked center, was not medically cleared to work out because of his injured left ankle. The Green Bay Post-Gazette reported Konz will wait until his dislocated left ankle is ready and plans to work out April 4.
Workouts were conducted indoors and on field turf.
Bradie Ewing, FB (5-11 3/4, 237) — Stood on everything he did at the combine. Did position drills and worked out really well. He’s a very, very good athlete and was considered good enough to be on the basketball team as a walk on.
Antonio Fenelus, CB (5-8 3/8, 185) — He ran 4.44 and 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Fenelus posted a 36-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-9 broad jump, 4.15-second short shuttle and 6.70-second three-cone drill. He worked out very well. He’s a third-day draft pick.
Brad Nortman, P (6-2 5/8, 209) — He put on a very good punting exhibition and will be a draft choice. Ran 4.78 and 4.75 40s, had a 35-inch vertical jump, 9-10 broad jump, 4.30 short shuttle and 6.83 cone drill.
Josh Oglesby, OT (6-7 5/8, 331) — Passes they eye ball test even though didn’t run because of a meniscus problem in his right knee. He did do position drills, however, and likely is a third-day pick.
Nick Toon, WR (6-2 1/4, 211) — He helped himself at the pro day. He ran 4.41 and 4.38 in the 40, but didn’t do the short shuttle and the jumps because he had been hurt. He did work out in positional drills and was very impressive.
Kevin Zeitler, OL (6-4, 312) — His position drills were very good, but he still is probably a middle of the second round type pick.
Here are two guys worth adding, one from Wisconsin and another guy from Beloit College who created a stir among scouts:
Aaron Henry, FS (6-0, 203) — This guy wasn’t at the combine. He ran 4.50 and 4.53 40s, had a 39.5-inch vertical jump, 9-8 broad jump, 4.31 short shuttle and a 6.98 cone drill and did 16 strength lifts. Because of his workout, he will be a third-day draft pick.
Derek Carrier, WR (6-3 3/8, 238) — He was one of the five-non Wisconsin players who worked out. He probably got himself drafted Wednesday. Everyone will be headed to Beloit to study his game tape. He ran 4.50 and 4.50 in the 40, had a 38-inch vertical, 10-2 broad jump, 4.09 short shuttle, 6.70 cone drill (now, that’s a fantastic cone drill), and did 15 strength lifts. Scouts think that he would be converted into a TE.