Melvin Gordon leaps into the endzone after a 26-yard touchdown run, setting the FBS record with 408 rushing yards, as the Badgers defeated Nebraska 59-24 Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Jim Oxley photograph
The 2015 NFL Draft is just days away, and very soon Wisconsin Badgers prospects will find out their NFL futures.
The Badgers have several players eligible for the draft, and a good number have a chance at being drafted or landing with an NFL team in free agency.
Running back Melvin Gordon and offensive lineman Rob Havenstein are assuredly going to be drafted. Gorodn is considered either the number one or two running back in the draft, while Havenstein is considered a mid-round prospect.
Other guys like wide receiver Kenzel Doe, offensive lineman Dallas Lewallen, defensive tackle Warren Herring, and safety Peniel Jean are considered late round or undrafted prospects. They weren’t given a chance to compete at the NFL combine, but most had strong pro day’s and made their cases to be considered for an NFL roster.
All will be revealed come April 30-May 3, when the 2015 NFL Draft takes place at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, a change of venue after the draft was held in New York City’s Radio City Hall since 2006.
Gordon will be in attendance Thursday night when the draft gets underway, hoping to be the first running back selected in the first round of the draft since Trent Richardson went third overall in 2012.
The other Badgers will watch from home as the draft unfolds, hoping to get that call from an NFL team.
While the draft is still a week away, some of our staff at Badger of Honor have taken a shot at predicting where former Badgers could begin their NFL careers. Think we’ve called it right or are way off base? Leave a comment, let us know where you think the Wisconsin alumni could soon be calling home.
We start things off with someone likely to hear his name called in the first round, running back Melvin Gordon.
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