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Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson underwent a successful surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his knee on Tuesday.

Nelson initially sustained the injury during a private workout with the Lions earlier this spring. All developments have been positive since then. Not only did the surgery -- performed by the famed Dr. James Andrews -- go off without a hitch, there was an added bonus. Per NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Andrews only needed to "trim and clean" the meniscus, as the knee injury was not as severe as initially feared. The tangible offshoot of this is that Nelson will now only require six weeks of rehab, rather than the expected 3-4 month recovery which tends to come with serious meniscus injuries. In his seven-round mock draft released on Tuesday, Rotoworld's Mark Lindquist tagged Nelson to the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round.
Apr 17 - 2:48 PM

Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair the meniscus injury suffered during a private workout with the Lions.

The surgery will be completed by Dr. James Andrews. Nelson will be a third-day pick and could return during training camp. The Texans also worked out the competitive corner during the draft process.
Apr 17 - 9:43 AM

Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus reports Wisconsin redshirt senior RB Taiwan Deal pulled his left hamstring in practice on Thursday.

This is disappointing for Deal who "was having a good spring" according to Potrykus. After playing a significant role as a redshirt freshman, Deal only has 32 carries since then due to a variety of serious ankle issues. Known for being a tough runner when healthy, he will try and play a bigger role this year in his final year of eligibility at Wisconsin.
Source: SB Nation
Apr 12 - 8:55 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior OLB Zack Baun is out "indefinitely" with a left foot injury.

Baun injured his left foot during practice on Friday. It's likely a different injury to the same foot that caused him to miss the entire 2017 season. He is waiting for the results of his MRI to determine the severity of his injury but they are confident he didn't re-break his foot. Baun was expected to win the No.1 job this season and was paired with OLB Andrew Van Ginkel on the first unit. Walk-on Tyler Johnson will likely fill in for Baun for the rest of spring practices.
Apr 11 - 7:11 PM

Bleacher Report's Brad Shepard lists Wisconsin RB Jonathan as the top sophomore heading into the 2018 season.

Taylor was exceptional in 2017, rushing for 1,977 yards for the one-loss Badgers. He also ran for 13 touchdowns, and his 299 carries show that he's capable of a big workload. If Wisconsin is able to compete in the Big Ten again, Taylor not only is a Heisman Trophy contender, he just might win it.
Apr 9 - 9:01 PM

A former Big Ten coach said that Wisconsin TE Troy Fumagalli "gets things done."

The coach notes that while the 6-foot-5, 247-pound Fumagalli isn't "pretty in uniform," the Wisconsin tight end makes up for some of his athletic drawbacks with a dogged competitive attitude. He profiles as a likely Day 3 selection for the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 9 - 3:18 PM

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports that Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson sustained a torn meniscus during a private workout with a team.

Rapoport does not specifically name which team Nelson was working out with at the time he suffered the knee injury. He relays that surgery has been scheduled for the near future. While this torn meniscus is expected to require a rehab of three-to-four months, it's a far less debilitating injury than a torn ACL and Nelson still has a shot at being healthy -- or close to it -- for preseason NFL camp. The Wisconsin standout is borderline Day 2 selection, though it's possible this knee concern nixes any chance of him going before Day 3.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 6 - 12:27 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior T David Edwards (abdomen) will miss the remainder of spring practice.

Edwards (6'7/300) was considering a jump for the NFL Draft in December, but ultimately opted to return to his Badgers brethren. There's no immediate timetable for his return from his current abdominal injury, but unless the school indicates otherwise, we're going to work on the assumption that the redshirt junior will be ready to roll for August camp. He's expected to start at right tackle so long as he's healthy. This past season, Edwards -- a converted tight end -- took part in a whopping 95% of Wisconsin's offensive snaps.
Apr 3 - 2:36 PM

Wisconsin sophomore WR Danny Davis (abdomen) has been ruled out for the remainder of spring practice.

A bummer injury for the Badgers, as Davis is one of their more exciting offensive pieces. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder rolled his way to a 26-418-5 receiving line as a true freshman in 2017. It's unclear when he might be healthy enough to take part in team activities in earnest, but if there's anything here which might endanger his availability for the start of August camp, we'll pass along word later this summer.
Apr 3 - 1:12 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that medical examinations on the healing torn ACL of Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy "checked out" at the NFL Scouting Combine.

We had been waiting for word on how Cichy's medicals had panned out. According to Pauline, he's right on track as expected. The analyst believes that the 6-foot-2, 238-pounder will "go much higher than most people predict" now that NFL teams have some reassurance with the linebacker's knee. A Day 2 selection might be a bridge too far for the NFLer-to-be, but at the very least, it sounds like he should be in play for Round 4 next month. He'll be a year removed from the torn ACL when he hits NFL training camp this summer.
Mar 27 - 5:37 PM

The Saints put Wisconsin S Natrell Jamerson through a private workout.

Jamerson is a very intriguing prospect. At 5-foot-11 he has a ridiculous 32.5-inch reach and posted very good athletic testing numbers. He was featured as a returner and asked to line up at multiple positions. Because of those scores and length, it would not be surprising to see Jamerson be asked to attempt a move to corner.
Mar 27 - 11:06 AM

The Texans put Wisconsin S Natrell Jamerson through a private workout on Monday.

We previously reported Jamerson's teammate Nick Nelson would be put through a workout with the Texans, so it is easy to assume the two went through the workout together. Jamerson is an outstanding athlete, and some teams might consider his future at corner thanks to his length.
Mar 20 - 11:36 AM

The Texans are putting Wisconsin CB Nick Nelson through a workout on Monday.

Nelson is not often mentioned among the top corners, but reportedly received a second-round grade from the NFL so evaluators in the league certainly like his game. At 5-foot-11 and 200-pounds, Nelson can likely hang on the outside. The Texans just signed Tyrann Mathieu and Aaron Colvin, but could be looking to inject youth into their defensive backfield.
Mar 19 - 8:25 AM

Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy announced he has a meeting with the Vikings scheduled in April.

Cichy would be an interesting fit for the Vikings, as he would likely rotate playing on the edge and off the ball, possibly similar to James Harrison’s days when with the Bengals. You know by now that Cichy missed the entire 2017 season, so it will be noteworthy to see which teams bring him in for a visit or show extra interest.
Source: Land Of 10
Mar 19 - 7:21 AM

Wisconsin S Natrell Jamerson posted a 38-inch vertical jump at the Badgers' pro day last week.

That mark was an improvement over the 35.5-inch vertical he posted at the combine. Jamerson (6'0/198) opened some eyes in Indy, posting a 4.40 40-yard dash, a 10-foot broad jump and 25 reps on the bench press. He's a superb athlete with special teams ability.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 18 - 2:02 PM


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