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Green Bay Packers sign Wisconsin DL Conor Sheehy as UDFA

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The Milwaukee native stays in-state with the Green and Gold!

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Another former Wisconsin Badgers standout has found a home in the NFL—and this one won’t be going far at all.

The Green Bay Packers announced on Friday their signing of defensive lineman Conor Sheehy as one of 13 rookie free agents.

Sheehy played in 54 games (33 starts) over four years at Wisconsin, contributing 95 tackles, 13.5 for loss, and six sacks. Last season, Sheehy claimed second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and third-team from the media after starting all 14 games for Wisconsin as a defensive end. During the Badgers’ 13–1 season that ended with an Orange Bowl win over Miami, the Milwaukee (Marquette) native registered 35 tackles, 5.5 for loss, along with 1.5 sacks.

He was also invited to the East-West Shrine Game in January, though he was listed as injured on the West roster.

Conor Sheehy Measurables

Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 60-Yard Shuttle
Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 60-Yard Shuttle
6'4 293 pounds N/A N/A 5.13 seconds 21 reps 32" 108" 4.25 seconds 7.31 seconds N/A

Height and weight taken from UWBadgers.com; all other statistics from Wisconsin’s pro day

Mostly known as a defensive end, Sheehy also showed some versatility when he played nose tackle for a portion of the 2016 season while Olive Sagapolu was injured. In their announcement of the undrafted free agent signings, the Packers list him as an end.

Sheehy is now the fourth Badger officially signed as an undrafted free agent this year, joining fellow defensive lineman Alec James, fullback Austin Ramesh, and linebacker Garret Dooley.

Several of Dooley’s teammates on defense were drafted last weekend, including cornerback Nick Nelson (Oakland Raiders), defensive back Natrell Jamerson (New Orleans Saints), and linebackers Jack Cichy (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Leon Jacobs (Jacksonville Jaguars).

2018 NFL Draft Badgers tracker

Player Position Team Draft Selection/UDFA Draft Pick/Signing Story Scouting Report Interview
Player Position Team Draft Selection/UDFA Draft Pick/Signing Story Scouting Report Interview
Nick Nelson CB Oakland Raiders Round 4, Pick 10 (No. 110 overall) Read Here Read Here
Troy Fumagalli TE Denver Broncos Round 5, Pick 19 (No. 156 overall) Read Here Read Here
Natrell Jamerson S New Orleans Saints Round 5, Pick 27 (No. 164 overall) Read Here Read Here Read Here
Jack Cichy LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Round 6, Pick 28 (No. 202 overall) Read Here Read Here Read Here
Leon Jacobs LB Jacksonville Jaguars Round 7, Pick 12 (No. 230 overall) Read Here Read Here
Garret Dooley LB Minnesota Vikings UDFA Read Here Read Here
Alec James DL Arizona Cardinals UDFA Read Here Read Here
Austin Ramesh FB Arizona Cardinals UDFA Read Here Read Here Read Here
Conor Sheehy DL Green Bay Packers UDFA Read Here Read Here
Derrick Tindal CB Read Here
Joe Ferguson S Green Bay Packers Tryout Read Here
Lubern Figaro CB Cleveland Browns Tryout Read Here Read Here