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Bucky’s 5th Podcast, Ep. 61: 2019 Wisconsin Pro Day recap

A breakdown of what went down on Wednesday inside the McClain Center, plus TONS of interviews.

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The second of three episodes this week! Owen and Jake return to the podcast airwaves after a long day at the McClain Center (and for Owen, beyond that), giving you analysis of Wisconsin’s 2019 Pro Day. As a reminder, UW has not released the full results, as we’re awaiting 20-yard, 60-yard shuttles and 3-Cone drill times from those that participated.

Here is the full breakdown:

  • Quick general thoughts on Wisconsin’s Pro Day, including our nostalgic fondness of it.
  • D’Cota Dixon speaks with reporters about his improved 40-yard dash time and more.
  • The winners of the day in the 40-yard dash.
  • Comparisons of those that competed on Wednesday to other draft prospects at the NFL Combine. That includes Olive Sagapolu’s vertical jump, and bench press reps by tight end Zander Neuville and running back Taiwan Deal. We also look at T.J. Edwards’ day.
  • Linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel discusses his fast 40-yard dash time and where teams could see him playing at the next level.
  • We explain the differences between team visits and workouts while noting which Badgers told us of their current plans.
  • Offensive lineman David Edwards tells reporters about his bench press, recovering from injury and the decision to declare early for the NFL Draft.
  • Hey! There was a Division III standout at Pro Day. We discuss UW-Whitewater lineman Nate Trewyn and how he performed, then play an interview of his conversation with the media after Pro Day.
  • We close out with final observations from Pro Day, anything that caught our eye, and also if these numbers from the event really change anything for these prospects.
  • Nose tackle Olive Sagapolu did not perform all the drills on Wednesday, but he stood out with his 30.5” vertical jump for a man who is 324 pounds. He told reporters about his current playing weight, his journey and YES—DID YOU KNOW HE DOES BACKFLIPS?!?!