What I'm Looking For On UW Pro Day
Always An Interesting Mix
UW Pro Day is always an eclectic mix of bigger names or more notable people like Packers GM Ted Thompson and Head Coach Mike McCarthy, plus former Badgers pros like Jim Leonhard and Joe Panos watching as Wisconsin players strut their stuff for scouts all over the NFL.
I'm making the trek to Madison on Wednesday, so here will be the answers I'll be seeking:
Russell Wilson--Can a 5'11" quarterback make it in the NFL? Last year no starters under 6 feet tall. Wilson will also have to show NFL scouts he can flush left and still throw on the run.
Nick Toon--Repeat his combine numbers. The 4.5 40 speed might have turned a few heads, his frame and pedigree could make him a good #2 WR for someone.
Aaron Henry--Why wasn't he invited to the combine, and what can he do to make someone give him a look? His character and talking ability are off the charts. Now he needs to show his play can be in the ball park.
Kevin Zeitler--His run blocking is already NFL caliber. But in the agility drills, can he prove he has the lightness of foot to pass block in the air happy next level?
Josh Ogelsby--The frame makes NFL scouts salivate. But after 6 knee surgeries, can he prove to some team that he's worth taking a flier on, without being a huge injury risk?
Brady Ewing--Fullbacks aren't in vogue much anymore. But with his speed and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, somebody should consider this state native.
Of course, more will show their wares...but answers to these questions is what I'll be looking at in the McClain Center this week.
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