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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

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

Gordon is an electric playmaker, one of college football's best players, and doesn't lose a ton in his projection into the NFL. This is news only because of the NFL's devaluation of running backs -- Gordon will attempt to re-introduce the league to the concept of a first-round back in the spring. The 6-1, 203-pound speedster averaged a ludicrous 7.8 yards per carry and collected more than 1,600 yards in 2013.
Aug 4 - 9:18 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks notes that "NFL scouts are encouraged" by Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon's "ability to be a feature back at the next level."

"As a runner, Gordon is a long strider with sneaky quickness and acceleration in the hole. He flashes explosive pitter-pat bouncing runs to the perimeter, but is more than a "one-trick pony" as a runner. Gordon effectively runs between the tackles on counters and powers, exhibiting enough strength and power to run through arm tackles in traffic. As a result, NFL scouts are encouraged by his ability to be a feature back at the next level," Brooks 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.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 28 - 3:34 PM

Wisconsin HC Gary Andersen will coach boundary LBs in 2014.

Andersen had previously given the job to a graduate assistant, according to Chris Vannini. The Badgers mainly run an odd man front, so generating disruption on the edge is very important. Andersen has plenty of defensive line work on his resume.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 24 - 1:16 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon reminds NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks of a young Darren McFadden.

"Gordon is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball as a runner," Brooks wrote. In a heads-up comparison between Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley, Brooks preferred Gordon. "He is a speed demon (Gordon reportedly clocks 40-yard dash times in the low-to-mid 4.4-second range) with remarkable explosiveness and instant acceleration," Brooks wrote. "Gordon quickly gets to top gear in the open field, but appears to have an extra burst when he needs to pull away from defenders on long runs." The 6-1, 203-pound speedster averaged a ludicrous 7.8 yards per carry and collected more than 1,600 yards in 2013.
Source: NFL
Jun 22 - 5:56 PM


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