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Ricky Wagner | Tackle

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 310

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Ravens selected Wisconsin OT Ricky Wagner with the No. 168 overall pick.
Wagner (6-foot-5 7/8, 308) was a three-year college starter, playing right tackle in 2010 before succeeding Gabe Carimi as the Badgers' starting left tackle in 2011 and 2012. Wagner has plus athleticism and 34-inch arms, but he's going to have to add strength. Also displaying inconsistent feet, Wagner is a bit of a 'tweener left/right tackle. His NFL ceiling may be a swing-tackle reserve. The Ravens still need a starting left tackle. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:43:00 PM

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One NFL scout believes Wisconsin T Ricky Wagner will be a starter at the NFL level.

"Look at the league," the scout said, supposedly in reference to the caliber of starting tackles in the NFL. "Are you kidding me?" Another scout added "I like him as a right tackle. He is one tough guy. Reminds me of (Oakland LT) Jared Veldheer, but he's not athletic enough for left tackle. He's more of a technique-power player than a foot athlete. I like Wisconsin players."
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 02:10:00 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang lists Wisconsin T Ricky Wagner as one player who has the "most to gain in Indianapolis."

"Wagner has long been a standout for the Badgers but is not the physically dominant run-blocker Wisconsin has consistently sent into the NFL," Rang writes "He is, however, light on his feet, especially given the fact that sports a 6-6, 310-pound frame." The Badger played left tackle in college but we project him to the right side.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 10:34:00 AM

Wisconsin OT Ricky Wagner had an "up and down" performance during Senior Bowl practices and is being projected as a middle-round pick.

Wagner, who succeeded Gabe Carimi and Joe Thomas before him as the Badgers' left tackle, struggled with Texas' Alex Okafor but got the better of SMU's Margus Hunt in Mobile. Wagner measured in at 6-foot-6 1/8 and 310 pounds this week, but has right tackle arm length at 33 1/2 inches. Although Wagner is a nasty run blocker, he has a long way to go in pass protection.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 12:06:00 AM

Wisconsin T Ricky Wagner will attend the Senior Bowl.

Wagner played left tackle in college, but this event will be a great barometer to see if he can stick on the blind side in the NFL. We project Wagner to the right side due to his slower feet but powerful push.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 01:42:00 PM

Wisconsin senior LT Rick Wagner is expected to return following the team's off week.

Wagner has missed time in recent weeks due to a right knee injury. The Badgers offense has improved recently, but the season ending injury to Joel Stave could set them back again. Wagner has been a mainstay on the left side, but he projects as a right tackle in the NFL.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 03:58:00 PM

Wisconsin senior LT Ricky Wagner's status against Michigan State is unclear due to a right knee injury.

"We've got to be really cautious with Ricky," head coach Bret Bielema said. "If he is not 100%, we wouldn't put him in that position." Wagner sat out last weekend's game against Minnesota due to the same injury.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 03:12:00 PM

Wisconsin offensive line coach Bart Miller said senior LT Ricky Wagner will likely miss Saturday's game against Minnesota due to a right knee injury.

No specifics were given on the injury, but Wagner walked off the field under his own power on Saturday, although quite gingerly. Some thought the offensive struggles could be turned around after senior running back Montee Ball got back on track last week, but this injury surely doesn't help. Wagner projects as a right tackle in the NFL.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 09:00:00 AM

Wisconsin senior LT Ricky Wagner injured his right knee during Saturday's game against Purdue.

Wagner walked off under his own power but did so gingerly. The Badgers left tackle, and the entire offensive line, had been having a nice day while opening up huge lanes for Montee Ball to run through. Wagner is heralded by many, but we think he projects as a right tackle in the NFL.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has reportedly fired offensive line coach Mike Markuson after the team's sluggish start to the season

Offensive quality control coordinator, Bart Miller, will reportedly step in as the new line coach. Wisconsin has always been known for an offensive line that can create plenty of running room for backs like senior Montee Ball. Even with talented blockers like senior left tackle Ricky Wagner and top junior center Travis Frederick, Ball is only averaging 3.9 yards per carry in the early parts of the season. Makuson was hired this offseason to replace Bob Bobstad, who followed departed offensive coordinator Paul Chryst to Pittsburgh.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 09:31:00 AM

Outland Trophy watch list member Ricky Wagner is ready to inherit the leadership role on Wisconsin's offensive line.

Many consider Wagner, Wisconsin's senior left tackle, a top national prospect because of his ability to control his opposition once gaining hand and leverage control. Wagner is the next in line of extremely successful Badger walk-ons, a path blazed by J.J. Watt, Mark Tauscher, Bradie Ewing, and Jim Leonhard. We like Wagner more as a right tackle because his movement skills are frequently tested by quick edge rushers with mixed results. Hopefully Wagner improves his ability to mirror, bend at the knees, and absorb contact to anchor.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 11:17:00 PM