Last week, we noted many of the former Wisconsin Badgers working out or visiting NFL teams. It looks like another former UW standout will be visiting the home-state professional football franchise.
Wisconsin safety Natrell Jamerson will visit the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson and Pro Football Weekly’s Eric Edholm.
Both reporters designate the visit as a “Top 30” visit, meaning NFL teams are allowed to only bring in 30 potential prospects to visit their facilities.
Edholm also reported last week that Jamerson worked out for another NFC North organization, the Detroit Lions, in Madison.
Jamerson brings a blend of speed (4.40-second 40-yard dash) and strength (25 reps of 225 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine) whenever he steps on the field. Though he is relatively new to the safety position, he has experience as a nickel corner as well as some extraordinary special teams skills as seen in his punt coverage abilities last season.
In a “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” twist, Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine coached Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard—when Pettine was with the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns—who in turn coached Jamerson.
B5Q is slated to speak with Jamerson later this week for the next episode of Bucky’s 5th Podcast. We also expect to speak with fullback Austin Ramesh, who B5Q reported last week also visited the Packers.
Troy Fumagalli, Vince Biegel on ESPN Wisconsin’s Wilde and Tausch
In the past couple of days, the popular ESPN Wisconsin show Wilde and Tausch has featured a couple of former UW fan favorites in tight end Troy Fumagalli and outside linebacker Vince Biegel as part of their American Family Insurance Homegrown Heroes series.
On Wednesday, Biegel joined the show and disclosed surgery was performed on both of his feet, rather than just one. Listen to the full interview about his offseason conditioning here.
Biegel confirms that he had surgery on BOTH feet last season.— Wilde And Tausch (@WildeAndTausch) April 11, 2018
Had the Jones Fracture fixed in his right foot and then, per doctor’s suggestion, had a screw inserted into his left foot as a preventative measure. #Packers #Badgers
Fumagalli also jumped on the program a day earlier to discuss the NFL Draft and potentially playing at the next level. Full interview is here.
- Yes, the spring game was canceled, but Land of 10’s Jesse Temple hits it on the head — that’s “no big deal.”
- Temple also features redshirt freshman tight end Jake Ferguson’s emergence this spring.
- The Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Galloway highlights junior wide receiver A.J. Taylor.