Jake Ferguson is the lone player representing the Wisconsin football team at this year’s Senior Bowl. The Senior Bowl will be televised on the NFL Network on Saturday, February 5th at 1:30 PM for anyone interested in watching the former tight end go up against other NFL Draft prospects.
If you don’t follow the NFL Draft or the scouting leading up to it, one thing to know is that the tight end group is probably the deepest positional class in the draft. There are a lot of tight ends who could go on and have solid NFL careers. Jake Ferguson is one of them.
The Senior Bowl is turning into a bigger and bigger deal every year. Players from all over the country attend it to boost their draft stocks. If you aren’t able or don’t care to watch practices, there are plenty of reporters and writers who are able to attend the practices in person to post information on Twitter or various sports websites.
Here’s what we’ve found so far on Jake Ferguson through the first few practices in Mobile.
ProFootball Network evaluates each practice by Jake Ferguson
The ProFootball Network writes a daily practice report for each player. Jake Ferguson is one of five tight ends for the National team. Joining him are tight ends, Charlie Kolar (Iowa State), Trey McBride (Colorado State), Jeremy Ruckert (Ohio State), and Cole Turner (Nevada).
It started off slow, like the practice in general, but Jake Ferguson eventually picked it up. After some balance issues early (falling on his route breaks), Ferguson had a nice grab during team drills that attempted to atone for a few early mistakes.
On Wednesday, Jake Ferguson showed up as a run blocker. He didn’t flash much as a receiver, but as most of the flashes on Wednesday were of a negative nature, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Jake Ferguson news and notes on Twitter
Twitter is a good place to get content on what’s going on at the Senior Bowl. There are tons of writers from around the country that cover the event and practices leading up to it. Here are some of the Tweets on what Ferguson is doing at practice so far.
Ferguson has always been a receiving threat while at Wisconsin and he’s putting it on display at the Senior Bowl.
Ferguson had a nice sliding grab from Cincinnati QB Desmond Ritter: (The Draft Network):
— The Draft Network (@TheDraftNetwork) February 3, 2022
He’s earned some praise from Louie DiBiase, a Philadelphia Eagles writer and host of the Locked on Bird podcast.
Wisconsin TE Jake Ferguson is such a natural receiver
Making some nice plays in 7 on 7
This TE class is deep
— Louie DiBiase (@DiBiaseLOE) February 2, 2022
Ferguson has also shown he can block, which is not something he was relied upon too often while in Madison.
— Tyler Browning (@DiabeticTyler) February 3, 2022
— Kam (@KamranMoos) February 2, 2022
So while it seems like he’s had his fair share of ups and downs, Ferguson seems to be helping his draft stock going into the NFL Draft. After the Senior Bowl, he will surely be invited into the NFL Combine to show what he has before the NFL Draft in April.
Be sure to tune into the Senior Bowl this Saturday to watch Jake Ferguson in action.