Just weeks before the 2019 NFL Draft, some former Wisconsin Badgers are likely taking trips to or working out in Madison for various teams in hopes of impressing them enough to become part of their respective organizations.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, fullback Alec Ingold along with linebackers Ryan Connelly and Andrew Van Ginkel will visit the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday and Thursday. The veteran Packers beat writer also reports their trip is during the franchise’s “local prospect day.”
These visits would not count against the annual 30 given to each NFL team during this time. As our friends at Acme Packing Company explain:
Each team can hold visits for 30 players from around the country, with an additional unlimited allotment of visits for “local” prospects — those who either played college football or grew up close by.
Former University of Wisconsin players Alec Ingold (FB), Andrew Van Ginkel (OLB) and Ryan Connelly (LB) are among those visiting the Packers tomorrow and Thursday as part of the team’s local prospect day, according to sources.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 9, 2019
From Green Bay, Ingold excelled at quarterback at Bay Port High School—claiming first-team all-state honors by both the Associated Press (AP) and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) as a senior. In that final year before eventually flipping his commitment from Northern Illinois to UW, he showcased a dual-threat nature. He threw for over 1,400 yards with 15 touchdown passes and a 61.3 completion percentage while also rushing for 2,324 yards and 29 touchdowns.
For that performance, Ingold also earned two other honors—2014 Gatorade Wisconsin Player of the Year and 2014 Associated Press Wisconsin Player of the Year.
Connelly, Ingold and Van Ginkel all performed at the NFL Combine in and were in attendance during Wisconsin’s pro day. All of their results are noted below in the following articles, and B5Q will also have scouting profiles of draft-eligible Badgers in the coming weeks leading up to NFL Draft weekend from April 25-27.