Wisconsin a winner at NFL draft deadline; former Badgers LB Joe Schobert selected for Pro Bowl
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Badgers among winners at draft deadline
Wisconsin lost cornerback Nick Nelson early to the NFL, but the return of linebacker T.J. Edwards, left tackle Michael Deiter and right guard Beau Benzschawel make the Badgers winners at the draft deadline, according to ESPN.
Joe Schobert in the Pro Bowl
Former Badgers linebacker Joe Schobert is headed to the Pro Bowl. In his second year with the Cleveland Browns, Schobert had 144 tackles, tied for the most in the NFL.
Jack Cichy just needs a chance
Injuries have hurt his draft stock, but what linebacker Jack Cichy put on tape in limited action will be good enough to get him an opportunity in the NFL, writes Sean Keeler.
In his latest recruiting notebook, Jesse Temple looks at a late scholarship offer in the 2018 class, the arrival of Wisconsin’s early enrollees and Michigan visiting Badgers’ 2019 QB commit Graham Mertz.
Shrine Game week continues
Following Day 2 of Shrine Game practices, Wisconsin linebacker Leon Jacobs was spotted talking with staff from the Detroit Lions, while safety Natrell Jamerson reportedly chatted with the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers.
Also, the official heights and weights of the players were published, and Jacobs, Jamerson and defensive lineman Alec James were all a bit smaller than listed on the school’s roster.
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Wisconsin whipped at Purdue
The Badgers were no match for No. 3 Purdue on Tuesday night, losing 78-50 to drop to 9-10 on the year. It’s the latest in a season they’ve been under .500 since 1998 — the last time the program missed the NCAA Tournament.
Wisconsin rookies honored
The Badgers had a pair of players taken in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and both were big hits for their teams. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt (Pittsburgh) and offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk (New Orleans) were each named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team.
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