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NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah ranks Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon as the No. 10 prospect in the class.

That's one spot ahead of QB Marcus Mariota -- Rotoworld's top player -- and four slots ahead of RB Todd Gurley. "Gordon is an ultra-productive runner with excellent quickness and elusiveness," Jeremiah wrote. "He presses the hole before picking and sliding his way through traffic. Once he sees some daylight, he shows burst and he excels at making defenders miss in space. He continually gets the edge on outside runs and he's produced a ridiculous amount of long runs during his career. He has an upright running style, and he's more likely to pull through tackles than lower his shoulder and punish defenders. He has soft hands in the passing game and he's an excellent pass protector. He squares up blitzers and delivers a strong shoulder before settling down and staying on balance. He should be ready to contribute on all three downs in Year 1." The 6-foot-1, 213-pound Gordon finished 41 yards shy of tying Barry Sanders' FBS single-season yardage record this past season.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 22 - 7:29 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang thinks Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon improved his draft stock in the Outback Bowl.

Gordon rushed for an Outback Bowl-record 251 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries in the overtime triumph, one more dominating performance against an SEC foe. MGIII slapped down impressive numbers against South Carolina in last year's bowl game, and did so against versus LSU in the 2014 opener. "Gordon boasts elite acceleration and great lateral agility to make defenders miss," Rang wrote. "With Georgia's Todd Gurley suffering an ACL tear -- and tumbling out of my Big Board rankings -- Gordon is the top running back." Gordon ranks as Rang's No. 24 overall prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 8 - 8:17 PM

NFL scouts will be impressed with Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon's success against the SEC, wrote NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah.

"Gordon will be in the discussion to occupy the top RB spot on each team's draft board," Jeremiah wrote. "Todd Gurley will also be in that discussion. Gurley has put up monster numbers playing in the SEC, and while the conference has had a rough bowl stretch, it's still viewed as the premier conference by NFL evaluators. Gordon ... put up big numbers against South Carolina in last year's bowl game and also put up an impressive total against LSU to start the 2014 campaign. For his closing statement, he rushed for 251 yards against Auburn in the Outback Bowl. For scouts who favor Gordon over Gurley, you can bet those numbers will be brought up in draft meetings." Gordon already announced he will enter the draft. He will hear his name called in Round 1.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 5 - 7:40 PM

Wisconsin senior TE Sam Arneson is reportedly leaning towards retiring from the sport, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

If he's indeed done, Arneson ended his career by grabbing two catches for 33 yards in Thursday's 34-31 overtime Outback Bowl win over Auburn. "Those close to Arenson have been telling people ankle and knee injuries as well as concussions will force an early retirement," Pauline wrote. "Area scouts liked Arneson’s game and stamped him as a potential late round pick." The 6-foot-4, 254-pounder runs a 4.73 forty.
Jan 3 - 6:44 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III "possesses great patience to allow his blocks to set up," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"What makes him a potential first round pick (and different from most prior Wisconsin backs) is his acceleration," Rang wrote. "Gordon's patience, vision, fluidity and burst were especially on display during his first two touchdowns of the game [against Auburn]." Gordon rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries in the overtime triumph. He finished 41 yards shying of tying Barry Sanders' FBS single-season yardage record. Gordon will enter the draft and hear his name called in Round 1.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 3 - 5:47 PM

Wisconsin senior TE Sam Arneson had two catches for 33 yards in Thursday's 34-31 overtime Outback Bowl win over Auburn.

Arneson finished this season with only 29 catches for 387 yards and four touchdowns, by far his most productive receiving campaign. He's still an attractive NFL prospect, however, because he's a vicious blocker. The 6-foot-4, 254-pounder runs a 4.73 forty. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer that NFL scouts is intrigued by the Badgers' prospect's measurables. Amidst a week TE class, Arneson could potentially impress his way into decent Day 3 positioning.
Jan 1 - 7:22 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries in the school's 34-31 overtime win over Auburn.

Gordon finished 41 yards shying of tying Barry Sanders' FBS single season record on almost the exact same number of carries. Gordon's highlight play showcased his ability to create yards for himself, as he completely juked Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead at the second level and took the rock to the house for a touchdown. This was his final collegiate game.
Jan 1 - 4:52 PM

Wisconsin offensive line coach T.J. Woods notes that redshirt sophomore C Dan Voltz is "questionable" for the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 against Auburn.

The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Voltz suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Badgers regular-season finale versus Minnesota and lasted only four offensive plays in the Big Ten title game against the Buckeyes. CBS Sports Dane Brugler believes Voltz could be the next drafted Badgers' center,however, he still has two more seasons before making the jump to the next level.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez believes that Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III is "probably the best ever to come through" the Wisconsin football program.

"I'll remember Melvin as probably the best back to come through here," Alvarez told reporters. "And that's saying a lot." As a Badger the Wisconsin prospect has 597 carries, and has rushed for 4,464 yards with 42 touchdowns, while averaging 106 yards per game and 7.8 yards per carry. Gordon III has potential to go in the first-round and has shown more receiving ability this year thanks to passing down exposures.
Source: Madison.com
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 02:28:00 PM

NFL.com labeled Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III as the Big 10 prospect with the most on the line during bowl season.

"Gordon (6-foot-1, 213 pounds) already has announced he intends to bypass his senior season for the draft, and he'll look to go out with a bang against a Tigers defense that has struggled all season," wrote Mike Huguenin. "While running backs have been devalued in recent drafts, Gordon has the talent to really intrigue evaluators. Leaving a solid final on-field impression certainly wouldn't hurt his status." Gordon rushed for only 76 yards on 26 carries in the Big 10 Championship against Ohio State, so he'd no doubt like to put on a show for evaluators in his last collegiate game. He needs seven yards to move into third place on the single-season rushing list.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:43:00 PM

NBC's College Football Talk reports that redshirt junior QB Tanner McEvoy will go both ways for the Badgers in their bowl game.

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 and started five games under center to start the year. The Wisconsin prospect started practicing with the defense again on Tuesday. The Badgers are currently working him in with the first-team defense at both safety and linebacker.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Wisconsin named Paul Chryst head coach on Wednesday.

Chryst replaces Gary Andersen, who bolted for Oregon State after the Big Ten Championship Game. A Madison native, Chryst played at Wisconsin for athletics director Barry Alvarez and was the Badgers' OC between 2005-2011 before leaving for Pitt. The Panthers, meanwhile, have reached out to former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano about potentially replacing Chryst.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 09:50:00 AM

Pitt HC Paul Chryst will be named to the same position at Wisconsin on Wednesday, according to Benjamin Worgull.

The move was expected as soon as Gary Andersen left for Oregon State. Chryst spent the 2005 to 2011 seasons as Wisconsin's offensive coordinator before leaving to take the head coaching job at Pitt, along with having a couple seasons of NFL experience. Some reports have stated coaches and administrators conflicting, but Chryst is likely comfortable with many around the program.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III finished second in the Heisman voting.

A distant second, as Marcus Mariota won in the biggest routes of all time. Mariota's 778 first-place votes were third-most all time, behind O.J. Simpson and Troy Smith. Following Gordon in the voting was, in order, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (the only other finalist), TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Indiana running back Tevin Coleman, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright and Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez met with Greg Schiano on Thursday.

The meeting took place in Tampa, where Schiano used to coach the Bucs, and was "real informal," according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Schiano has been out of football since being fired by the Bucs in 2013, but had plenty of success in college as the longtime coach at Rutgers.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:55:00 AM


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