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Jacob Pedersen | Tight End

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240

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Falcons signed Wisconsin TE Jacob Pedersen.
Pederson (6-foot-3 1/2, 238) was a diminutive tight end for the Badgers, finishing his career with 33 starts, 104 catches for 1,394 yards (13.4 YPR), and 17 touchdowns. He ran a sluggish 4.89 forty at the Combine with a lineman-like 28 1/2-inch vertical. Peterson lacks athleticism to make a significant passing-game impact even for a tight end needy team like the Falcons, and he lacks the size to block linebackers or defensive ends. A very low-ceiling prospect, he'll have to make his NFL living on special teams. Sun, May 11, 2014 03:02:00 PM

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Wisconsin senior TE Jacob Pedersen will attend the East-West Shrine Game.

Pedersen has hauled in 27 catches for 392 yards and three touchdowns. He's more of an H-back/fullback hybrid than inline tight end, and some prospects with the same role have had success at the all star event.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Wisconsin senior TE Jacob Pedersen's sprained left knee is improving.

Beat writer Tom Mulhern notes to not rule Pedersen out for Saturday's game against Ohio State just yet. The tight end ran on Tuesday and is reportedly ahead of schedule in terms of returning to the field. "They told me day to day, so hopefully (Wednesday) it’ll just keep picking up," Pedersen said after practice. "I was running at about 50 percent speed today, making cuts and stuff on it." Obviously the Badgers need some receiving help, but Pedersen's best contribution might be his blocking experience.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Wisconsin senior TE Jacob Pedersen left Saturday's game against Purdue after suffering a left leg injury.

He will not return. Pedersen did not record a catch during before leaving the game. The senior will likely earn a draftable grade, but he doesn't impress us enough to be mentioned among the top prospects at the position. He does have blocking experience, which could result in a long career as a specialist.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Wisconsin junior TE Jacob Pedersen admitted to struggles in both the running game and passing game during his first year as a full-time starter.

"I'm very disappointed in my play so far," Pedersen said. "I've got to complement Jared (Abbrederis) in the passing game. I've got do a better job blocking in the running game. I was getting away from my technique. I was trying to be an overpowering guy. I'm not that guy." Blocking from the inline spot is imperative for a run first offense, and Pedersen has not lived up to expectations. The entire Badgers offense is struggling.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012 12:17:00 PM