Another Wisconsin Badgers defensive back will at least receive a chance to earn a spot for a NFL training camp, as cornerback Lubern Figaro tweeted on Sunday that the Cleveland Browns invited him to their rookie mini-camp.
Figaro played in 50 games for Wisconsin, starting 11. He emerged early on as a true freshman, starting in his first career game against LSU in Houston during the 2014 season. He made seven starts at safety that year.
Figaro then seemingly got lost in the shuffle amid an influx of talented defensive backs and was switched to cornerback. He played as the third cornerback during the 2016 season when Natrell Jamerson went down with a leg injury, adding four starts to his resume there.
I just want to thank the @Browns for the invite to Rookie mini camp Thank you for an opportunity of a life time ..— Lubern Figaro (@Lubern5) April 30, 2018
Here’s Owen Riese’s scouting report on Figaro:
Strengths: Figaro is an above average athlete for the position, and possesses great size. Figaro has experience playing both cornerback and safety, and has shown to have ball skills when given the opportunity. Has some positional versatility. Has special teams experience.
Weaknesses: Lost his Nickel cornerback position during his junior year. Tight hipped, linear athlete. Has struggled with bigger receivers. Does not excel in off coverage, making him scheme dependent.
Summary: Figaro will likely draw some interest from NFL teams due to his size and athletic profile, but will need to have an impressive rookie mini-camp in order to get an invite to training camp in late July. Might be worth a look at Safety to see how he processes things happening in front of him.
Lubern Figaro Measurables
Height and weight taken from UWBadgers.com roster page; all other statistics tallied from Wisconsin pro day (courtesy of UW).