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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III "has a well-rounded skill-set and is elite in two areas: balance and acceleration."

The 6-foot-1,200 pound Gordon has the ability to go from "0-to-60 in a flash and bursts to top speed quickly with the vision and patience to follow blocks and find holes to daylight," Brugler notes. While Gordon doesn't have the ideal body type "he lowers his pads and keeps his legs pumping (think Jamaal Charles)," according to Brugler. The Wisconsin prospect had a strong season last year rushing for 1,609 rushing yards, while averaging only 16 touches a game. This season, Gordon should see quite the increase in touches in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 28 - 10:04 PM

While speaking with the media, redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III revealed Tanner McEvoy will be the school's starting QB.

Nothing is official, but this backs up a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report from Sunday that cited three sources and stated the same thing. McEvoy practiced at quarterback last summer before being moved to safety and even started three games there. The redshirt junior made the switch back to quarterback this spring. As always, expect the Badgers to rely on Gordon III and Corey Clement at running back to keep the offense moving.
Aug 25 - 3:36 PM

NFL.com's team of draft experts ranks Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III as the No. 10 player in college football.

"A big-play runner with outstanding speed and quickness, Gordon might be the best running back to come through Madison since Ron Dayne," Bucky Brooks said. Gordon ran for an insane 1,609 yards and 12 touchdowns while sharing carries with Patriots draft pick James White last season, with almost one-fourth of his carries (50 of 206) going for at least 10 yards. "Gordon doesn't get the publicity of his SEC brethren, but he averages 8.1 yards per carry and is a flat-out stud," Bryan Fischer said. "He said he will end the running back drought in the first round of the draft and he certainly has the talent to do so." Added Mike Huguenin: "There's nothing like a tailback that can take a simple pitch, run parallel to the line for a few steps, then stick his foot in the ground, make a quick cut and sprint 60 yards for a touchdown. Gordon does that better than any college tailback in the nation."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 23 - 4:16 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay ranks Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III over Georgia junior Todd Gurley.

The Wisconsin running back "is a home run hitter with very good acceleration and top-end speed, with the ability to make defenders miss both in the hole and in space," McShay writes. Gordon III was given a grade of 89 and Gurley was tagged with an 85. A third member of the SEC, Alabama junior TJ Yeldon, was given an 84. South Carolina's Mike Davis (80) and Duke Johnson of Miami (73) round out the top five.
Source: ESPN
Aug 21 - 1:16 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline says there is "a bit of buzz in scouting circles around" Wisconsin senior TE Sam Arneson.

"Arneson is sized well and times faster in the forty than he plays," Pauline wrote. "Arneson has a chance to prove his next level worth with Jacob Pedersen, last years starter, now in camp with the Atlanta Falcons." The 6-foot-4, 254-pounder runs a 4.73 forty. Although he enters the fall with only 10 career catches and five starts, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler also wrote last week that NFL scouts are intrigued by the Badgers' prospect's measurables.
Aug 10 - 7:27 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon as a first-round pick.

The 6-foot-1, 203-pound speedster averaged a ludicrous 7.8 yards per carry and collected more than 1,600 yards in 2013. "Gordon ranks head and shoulders above all other Badger prospects," Pauline wrote. "He’s a tremendous combination of size, strength and explosion. Scouts love Gordon and his next level potential. I really want to see how he responds now that James White has graduated to the NFL; if he plays with the same abandon and how he responds being the sole back." Gordon is an electric playmaker, one of college football's best players, and doesn't lose much in his projection into the NFL. Pauline grades him as a first-round selection.
Aug 10 - 2:26 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler says Wisconsin redshirt senior DT Warren Herring "takes pride in doing the dirty work in the trenches."

Beau Allen's backup at nose guard last season has been part of the defensive line rotation in each of the past few years. "He doesn't have ideal range to routinely play up and down the line of scrimmage, but he has the strength to hold the point and takes pride in doing the dirty work in the trenches," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-2, 294-pound Herring runs a 5.06 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 9 - 9:54 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler thinks Wisconsin senior ILB Derek Landisch must improve his instincts.

This fall will mark Landisch's first year as starter. "Landisch has the unfortunate task of helping to replace Chris Borland this season, one of the best linebackers in program history," Brugler wrote. "Landisch has similar size as Borland and the athleticism is comparable, but where he needs to show improvement is his instincts to read, diagnose and attack, performing that sequence quicker and more consistent." Landisch, 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, runs a 4.74 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 9 - 8:42 PM

Wisconsin redshirt senior OG Kyle Costigan is a bit of a lunger, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler

Costigan has accumulated 20 starts over the past two seasons after working his way into the lineup as a sophomore. He'll return to right guard this fall. "He tends to lunge out of his stance and needs to introduce more patience and discipline to his skill-set, but Costigan plays with good knee bend and mechanics in both the pass and run games," Brugler wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 9 - 7:13 PM

NFL scouts are monitoring Wisconsin senior TE Sam Arneson, reports CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Don't discount Arneson's NFL potential just because he enters the fall with only 10 career catches and five starts. "The Badgers lose 51 catches from the tight end position from last season and Arneson, who is viewed as a reliable pass catcher and blocker, is the senior leader of the 2014 unit and a player scouts are keeping tabs on this season," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-4, 254-pounder runs a 4.73 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 9 - 4:47 PM

Wisconsin redshirt senior OG Dallas Lewallen has the "look of an NFL lineman," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

If you were 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds of humanity-moving beef, you'd look like an NFL lineman too. Lewallen spent some time at center last year, but the expectation is he'll start full-time at OG this fall. "He has the look of a NFL lineman with a tall, sturdy frame and although he didn't shine in any one area in the games he played last season, he didn't have many glaring flaws either," Brugler wrote. "A consistent, healthy senior season could translate into a draft pick for Lewallen."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 9 - 3:37 PM

Wisconsin redshirt senior OT Rob Havenstein "isn't a highly graded NFL prospect, but there is a place at the next level for a player with his strengths," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Havenstein enters his senior campaign with 28 career starts, all coming at right tackle. "He is a mammoth human being with good body thickness throughout and stout strength to absorb contact and hold his ground," Brugler wrote. "Havenstein has ordinary athleticism for the position and clearly lacks elite lateral quickness with some hip and joint stiffness that keeps him from being a natural bender. He tends to overextend himself at times too with inconsistent body control, but he's a physical mauler and brings the right mentality to the position each snap. Although still inconsistent recognizing extra pressures, Havenstein is the veteran member of the Badgers up front with the most game and starting experience. He isn't a highly graded NFL prospect, but there is a place at the next level for a player with his strengths." The 6-foot-7, 327-pound Havenstein runs a 5.40 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 9 - 2:28 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Wisconsin redshirt sophomore C Dan Voltz could be the next drafted Badgers' center.

Wisconsin has sent Peter Konz (55th overall by the Falcons in 2012) and Travis Frederick (31st overall by the Cowboys in 2013) to the pros over the past few years. "Voltz lacks overpowering strength to redirect blockers, but is a tough-minded finisher and does a nice job on combo blocks, always looking for someone to block with developing awareness," Brugler wrote. "Although he has room to improve his hand quickness off the snap, he is an easy bender with smooth body control to work well in space and counter slippery rushers. Voltz is still very young and likely has two or three more seasons in Madison before ready for the NFL, but he's a name to keep on the radar." Voltz, 6-foot-3 and 313 pounds, shared center duties with Dallas Lewallen last season, but he has the gig to himself now.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 9 - 2:10 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Wisconsin redshirt junior T Tyler Marz has a "chance to develop into the best Badger left tackle since Joe Tomas."

"He earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore, but now entering his junior year, he has a bright future ahead of him with the chance to develop into the best Badger left tackle since Joe Tomas," Brugler wrote. Last fall the 6-foot-5, 321 pound Marz, took over the starting left tackle position and started in all 13 games for the Badgers. While Wisconsin has had inconsistent play at the left tackle spot in previous years, Marz has provided some much-needed stability at the tackle position.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 7 - 5:06 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler writes that Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon "has the natural talent to be the best NFL running back the Badgers' program has ever produced."

"Wisconsin has had an excellent run on running backs over time, most recently Montee Ball and James White. But Gordon has the natural talent to be the best NFL running back the Badgers' program has ever produced," Brugler wrote. The 6-1, 203-pound Gordon led the nation and set the Wisconsin single-season record with an average of 7.8 yards per carry, while ranking 10th in the country and second in the Big Ten with 1,609 rushing yards. According to Brugler, there is "no question" in his mind that Gordon "has first-round ability."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 7 - 4:36 PM


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