Wisconsin Football: Five Badgers selected in the 2022 NFL draft

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It may have taken until Day 2 and 3 of the 2022 NFL draft, but Wisconsin football wound up having five players selected this weekend – matching the highest total of Badgers taken during the Paul Chryst era.

Additionally, Wisconsin football had the third most players drafted among Big Ten programs, trailing only Penn State and Ohio State.

Here are, in order, the five Wisconsin Badgers who were selected in the 2022 NFL draft:

Day 2 Picks

No. 103: LB Leo Chenal

The first Badger was taken by the Kansas City Chiefs when they selected Wisconsin inside linebacker Leo Chenal with the No. 103 overall selection in the third round.

A native of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, Chenal offers a rare combination of size and athleticism at linebacker that earned him a relative athletic score of (9.99).

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound inside backer finished his junior season having registered 106 total tackles, 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and two forced fumbles en route to being named a first-team All-American.

In his three years at Wisconsin, Chenal registered an impressive 178 total tackles, 25.5 tackles for a loss, and 11 sacks. I absolutely refuse to believe that there were 102 players better than Chenal in this draft.

No. 104: OG Logan Bruss

Just one pick after teammate Leo Chenal was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams selected offensive lineman Logan Bruss with the No. 104 overall pick in the third round.


The 6-foot-5, 315-pound lineman was a three-year starter for the Badgers and has plenty of versatility in his game, but likely projects as a guard in the NFL.

Bruss, a native of Kimberly (Wisc.), has famously allowed just one sack since 2019 – a feat that has spanned 596 total snaps. He is also an above-average athlete for the position, which was reflected in his performance at the combine where he earned a relative athletic score of (8.76).

Head coach Sean McVay has already stated that Bruss will come in and immediately compete for a starting spot at right guard.

Logan Bruss is now the third Badgers offensive lineman to become a Los Angeles Ram, joining Rob Havenstein and David Edwards.

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