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Former Clemson graduate ILB Kellen Jones transferred to Wisconsin.

Jones, who received his economics degree from Clemson and is eligible to play immediately, recorded 29 tackles across 13 games last year. He's expected to compete with Leon Jacobs and T.J. Edwards for a starting ILB spot, where the Badgers have no returning starters. Jones began his career at Michigan, transferred to Oklahoma before playing a down, and then followed defensive coordinator Brent Venables to Clemson.
Aug 2 - 2:04 PM

In the estimation of NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, Wisconsin senior S Michael Caputo has the looks of a mid-rounder.

The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder earned second-team All-American honors in 2014 by posting 106 tackles, 6 TFL, an interception, six pass breakups and two force fumbles. "Caputo has good size and toughness, and if he impresses with his athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine, he should be an easy mid-round pick as a return-coverage star with the potential to contribute on defense," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 1 - 2:41 PM

Wisconsin junior RB Corey Clement "is a near-lock to produce in a big way as he takes over for [Melvin] Gordon," predicts Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Clement has a tough act to follow, given that he's replacing 2,500-yard rusher Melvin Gordon and will have to run behind a line that loses three starter," Brown wrote. "Still, there's little reason to ever doubt the Wisconsin running game, especially with former Badgers offensive coordinator Paul Chryst returning to run the show." The college football analyst ranks Clement as the No. 79 overall player in the sport. The 5-foot-11, 217-pound Clement rushed for 949 yards and nine touchdowns (6.5 yards a carry) and chipped in 14 catches for 119 yards and two more scores while spelling Gordon last season.
Jul 31 - 4:27 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Wisconsin redshirt senior receiver Jordan Fredrick was "someone who caught my eye as a sophomore but his game has regressed."

The Wisconsin prospect has recorded 40 receptions for 428 yards and one touchdown over the last three seasons. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound wideout has developed a reputation as solid downfield blocker both in passing game and in support of running game. Last season Fredrick hauled in 13 passes for 126 yards.
Jul 31 - 2:45 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Wisconsin redshirt senior T Tyler Marz "has enough of the base traits to be a draft pick and possibly surprise when given playing time in the NFL."

"Although he has average lateral quickness to ride rushers around the corner, he doesn't consistently bring his feet with him with herky-jerky body control, struggling to control defenders at the point of attack. Marz doesn't have dominate qualities for the next level, but like Wagner, he has enough of the base traits to be a draft pick and possibly surprise when given playing time in the NFL," Brugler wrote. Over the last two seasons, the 6-foot-7, 318-pound Marz has started in 27 consecutive games at left tackle. With Marz at left tackle, the Badgers have allowed 1.07 sacks per game over the last two years.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 21 - 3:32 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior C Dan Voltz "is smart, patient and a hard worker, doing everything right off the field to get his body and mind right for game day," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes.

"He is quick to react off the snap and has the mobility to advance to the second level and eliminate linebackers so the running back can break off big runs," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Voltz has started 21 games over the past two years for the Badgers, earning All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons. With another productive season under his belt, Voltz could choose to skip his senior year and make a jump to the next level.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 21 - 3:06 PM

Wisconsin junior RB Corey Clement "is arguably the second-best running back prospect in the Big Ten behind only Ezekiel Elliott," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"With Gordon now in the NFL, Clement moves up to the No. 1 spot on the running back depth chart and is arguably the second-best running back prospect in the Big Ten behind only Ezekiel Elliott. Clement has a similar body type as Gordon with the agile feet and balance to make quick cuts and accelerate away from defenders," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-11, 217-pound Clement has rushed for 1,496 yards and 16 touchdowns, while averaging 7.0 yards per carry in his first two seasons. With Clement ready to take the reigns in 2015, expect a breakout season for the Wisconsin prospect.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 21 - 2:35 PM

Wisconsin redshirt sophomore WR Connor Senger will transfer to D-III UW-Oshkosh.

Senger is a former walk-on who moved from quarterback to wide receiver this offseason. He has not seen game action in the last two seasons but won scout team player of the year in both 2013 and 2014. Senger might move back to quarterback with his new school
Jul 20 - 10:04 AM

Wisconsin redshirt junior C Dan Voltz "fits the mold as a physical, aggressive run blocker for Wisconsin, and he'll surely thrive with former offensive coordinator Paul Chryst returning as the team's head coach this year," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The 6-foot-3, 311-pound Voltz grades out as the No. 23 offensive lineman in the country, according to Brown. The three-year starter was named to Rimington Trophy watch list in May. No surprise there, as he helped Heisman Trophy runner-up Melvin Gordon rush for 2,587 rushing yards last season.
Jul 16 - 7:39 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Wisconsin's Derek Watt as the top senior fullback prospect.

Derek, as you know, is the younger brother of J.J. Watt. "He was also once a defender (OLB) but has been excellent since converting to fullback," Kiper wrote. "He came back from a broken foot last year." Joe Kerridge of the Michigan Wolverines checked in at No. 2 on the list. "Kerridge is a true blocking fullback, as he enters his senior season with three career carries (though he did break off a 52-yard run last season)," Kiper wrote.
Jul 8 - 9:43 PM

Wisconsin senior S Michael Caputo is "capable of lining up in the box and playing the run, but he can also drop back in deep coverage," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The scribe pegs Caputo as the No. 12 safety in the country. "At 6-foot-1, 212 pounds, he brings size and aggressiveness to the position," Brown wrote. Caputo posted 106 tackles, 6 TFL, an interception, six pass breakups and two force fumbles last season.
Jun 30 - 12:58 AM

Wisconsin redshirt junior LB Vince Biegel has described his play as "controlled craziness" and indeed he's an "aggressive, high-energy player," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Brown grades Biegel as the No. 11 LB in the land and calls him "one of the Big Ten's best" defenders. As an outside 'backer in Dave Aranda's 3-4 scheme, Biegel posted 56 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors last year.
Jun 21 - 11:30 PM

Wisconsin junior RB Corey Clement "has already proved he's got the kind of feet the Badgers need to ensure that once again they don't miss a beat on the ground," according to ESPN's Austin Ward.

"When given a chance, Clement has proven he's got the burst to explode for long gains," Ward wrote. "And there's more than enough strength in his 219-pound frame to withstand the beating between the tackles -- or even dish out a little punishment to tacklers trying to take him down in one-on-one situations." The 5-foot-11, 217-pound Clement rushed for 949 yards and nine touchdowns (6.5 yards a carry) and chipped in 14 catches for 119 yards and two more scores while spelling Melvin Gordon last season. "Just wait to see what Clement might be capable of now that it's finally his turn to put on his cleats as the starter," Ward wrote.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 7:55 PM

Wisconsin HC Paul Chryst's "offenses might not be flashy, but they get the job done and are usually fairly balanced," notes NFL Media.

Chryst just accepted the Wisconsin job after spending a few seasons at Pittsburgh, but NFL.com already views him as a potential NFL coach. "He gets the most out of his quarterback and wouldn't have to change much moving up a level," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 8 - 4:57 PM

Walter Football ranks Wisconsin's Derek Watt as the top draft-eligible fullback.

Derek is the younger brother of J.J. Watt. "But he is a fine player in his own right," the site noted. "Being the younger brother of a player who is in the running for the best player in the NFL year after year could help Watt get drafted earlier than if his last name was 'Smith.'" Watt doesn't carry the ball much, but his value is partly seen in the yardage of Melvin Gordon and James White over the past few years.
May 29 - 10:26 PM


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