Linebacker Chris Borland and wide receiver Jared Abbrederis aren’t among the prospects projected to be selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but their intrigue as NFL prospects in the buildup to the draft continued at Wisconsin’s pro day Wednesday. A total of 20 NFL teams gathered in Madison, Wis. to see 10 Badgers prospects work out indoors on FieldTurf. A defensive backs coach from the Philadelphia Eagles and a linebackers coach from the Baltimore Ravens were on hand for the workout. Borland, LB (247 pounds) — Borland ran the 40-yard dash in 4.84 and 4.87 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-8 broad jump. He moved really well in the positional drills, a […]
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Posted: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | Gil Brandt Tags: 2013 pro days, Devin Smith, Jake Bscherer, Marcus Cromartie, Mike Taylor, Minnesota-Duluth, Montee Ball, Ricky Wagner, Ryan McWethy, Travis Frederick, Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Platteville
Representatives from 28 NFL teams — including Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson — gathered in Madison for Wisconsin’s pro day on March 6, where six players from Wisconsin, one from Minnesota-Duluth and another player from Wisconsin-Platteville worked out.
After missing the Wisconsin pro day, Badgers center Peter Konz finally worked out at the university in front of scouts from 11 teams and coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens. All Konz did was weigh in at 313 pounds and then did 23 bench presses. He’s very athletic, but had a broken ankle and missed the final three games of the regular season. However, he returned to play a bowl game and will probably go in the 25-35 area. Two other prospects G Kevin Zeitler and OL Josh Oglesby showed up as well but both only weighed in at 315 and 336, respectively.
Center Peter Konz, who did not work out at the Wisconsin pro day March 7, will work out Wednesday at 12 p.m. CT at the University of Wisconsin.
Quarterback Russell Wilson put on a show Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin’s pro day
Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson is short by NFL standards. A short man’s complex, though, he does not have.
A huge NFL contingent of 90 poeple representing every team, including Super Bowl XLV coaches Mike McCarthy and Mike Tomlin, turned out to watch the Badgers perform indoors on FieldTurf at Wisconsin’s pro day.
The quickest route from one point to another is a straight line, but that’s not the road Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt traveled to reach the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
One of the benefits of pro day is that it allows an unheralded prospect to get on the map with an outstanding workout. That is precisely what took place at Wisconsin’s pro day on Thursday. DB Chris Maragos (5-foot-10 1/2, 200 pounds) performed so well that he may just find himself getting drafted in the late rounds come April.
Wisconsin DE/LB O’Brien Schofield tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an Under Armour Senior Bowl practice Monday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
There were 28 teams represented at Wisconsin’s pro day. They ran on FieldTurf and did not put a rubber matting across it like they did last year.