NFL Combine 2014: Defensive backs wrap up workouts sans Dezmen Southward

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On the last day of the Combine, the former Wisconsin safety elected not to participate in drills.

Tuesday was the last day of the NFL Combine, and all through Lucas Oil Stadium, not a Manziel or Clowney was sprinting. This day belonged to the defensive backs.

Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and Louisville's Calvin Pryor looked to solidify first-round draft status, but according to a Twitter exchange between Fox Sports Wisconsin's Dave Heller and NEPatriotsDraft.com's Mike Loyko, it appears former Wisconsin safety Dezmen Southward did not participate in drills:

NFL doesn't have any of Southward's drill times, so safe to say he did not participate on Tuesday.

It's unknown if Southward is injured, and no public reason for skipping drills has been given. Southward did have a minor wrist procedure in early December prior to the Capital One Bowl against South Carolina, but he also played in both the bowl game and the Senior Bowl in January.

He'll have his chance to impress NFL scouts and general managers next Wednesday at Wisconsin's pro day (B5Q will be there). One former NFL general manager, now a NFL.com senior analyst, thinks very highly of the former Badger:

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Russ Lande thought very highly of former Badgers receiver Jared Abbrederis in the Campus Insiders video below (about 1:30):

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