Wisconsin Football: Badgers Post-Combine Mock Draft

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Joel Stave calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against Miami (OH). Jim Oxley photo

A look at which Wisconsin football players have a shot at being drafted

With just over a month before the 2016 NFL Draft, Badger of Honor staffers have taken a stab at predicting where former Wisconsin football players could begin their NFL careers.

We’ve already given our opinions on where we think former Badgers would find their best fit in the NFL, but now it’s time to predict what will actually happen this year in the draft.

The Badgers are unlikely to have a first round draft pick like they did last year in Melvin Gordon, and likely won’t even end up with a second rounder like Rob Havenstein.

This year it looks like Joe Schobert will be the Badgers best bet for a high draft pick. The Big Ten’s Linebacker of the Year is a little undersized to play the edge position in the NFL, but he might be ale to find a spot on the weak side or as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

Behind Schobert, many other Badgers have NFL dreams, including NFL combine participants Joel Stave and Tyler Marz. The former Wisconsin quarterback and his left tackle should be drafted in April.

Other former Badgers who have a decent shot at making an NFL roster, either by the draft or free agency, include safety Michael Caputo, cornerback Darius Hillary, wide receiver Alex Erickson, wide receiver/safety Tanner McEvoy, fullback Derek Watt, tight end Austin Traylor, linebacker Jesse Hayes and punter Drew Meyer.

While not of those players had a chance to show their fares at the NFL Combine, they did participate in Wisconsin’s pro day in front of NFL scouts and personnel.

The NFL Draft is set for April 28-30 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Wisconsin fans will need to wait a month to find out where former Badgers will begin their NFL careers.

Here’s where we think former Wisconsin football players will be heading.

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