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Wisconsin football: NFL Draft Combine updates

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How are the four Badgers doing in Indianapolis this week?

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There are four former Wisconsin Badgers players at the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis this week, Jonathan Taylor, Zack Baun, Quintez Cephus and Tyler Biadasz. There...that’s, uh, all you need to know to follow along with the rest of this post. For some reason, Chris Orr wasn’t invited, but he’ll make some team incredibly happy as a late-round pick or as an undrafted free agent. Orr’s older brother, who is a former NFL player and current NFL coaching analyst mind you, is equally as incredulous.

Anywho, let’s talk about the guys who are at the Combine and see how they’ve been doing. Owen had a nice preview of the Combine from earlier this week that you should check out because he knows a thing or two about a thing or two related to the Draft process.

Jonathan Taylor

The All-American running back mentioned some of his predecessors at Wisconsin that helped pave the way to the NFL for him, which has got to be something that had Paul Chryst salivating because he could just show this video to RB recruits and then be done with it.

Any good running back knows that you praise your offensive line at any chance you get. Taylor is a great running back.

Remember that one dude who said Taylor wasn’t fast? Yeah, that was crazy. Gotta love when former opponents speak up about your speed.

It will be interesting to see what NFL teams think about the improvements that Taylor made in the passing game during his last year at Wisconsin.

Tyler Biadasz

One of the best center prospects to come out in the last couple of years, Biadasz also notes that he could play guard if needed.

I didn’t know that I needed it but I now desperately need a single camera comedy about Biadasz and Taylor living together in a big city somewhere.

What if, and hear me out, the Dolphins drafted Biadasz and slowly started to construct an all Wisconsin offensive line in Miami?

Quintez Cephus

The biggest news out of the Combine, at least as it relates to former Wisconsin players, was how many danged bench press reps Cephus did.

It was a dominant display by Cephus who is slowly but surely improving his draft stock every day.

It was the best number that a Badgers WR had ever put up at the Combine as well.

Can’t wait to see what Cephus runs.

Zack Baun

It IS pretty exciting that there are four Badgers at the NFL Combine. Getting more players into the league is as important, if not more so, for recruiting than wins and losses.

Apparently no one can get Baun’s name right at the Combine. “Braun” “Zach” smdh people!

At least the Badgers got his name right when they were recruiting hi...oh. Yikes.

Zack “The Toy” Baun, huh? I don’t know how I feel about this nickname, but as they say...you don’t get to choose your own nickname.

We will have more coverage of how these four do as they head to the field to participate in actual drills. Cephus and the wide receivers are on Thursday, Biadasz and Taylor will be going on Friday and Baun will be doing drills on Saturday.