Wiltjer was a nice addition to the inside linebacker room, who outside of Chris Orr didn’t have much collegiate game experience heading into 2019. A graduate transfer from Division II Northwood University, Wiltjer was mostly a depth piece for the Badgers.
Primarily a special teamer, Wiltjer had one tackle in six games this season. At Northwood as a senior, he had 62 tackles in only 8 games, with 6.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack.
Weight: 225 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.64 seconds
Vertical jump: 31” inches
Broad jump: 116” inches (9’8”)
Short shuttle: 4.28 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.34 seconds
Bench press: 22 reps
*all testing numbers are from UW’s Pro Day held on Wednesday, March 11th
Summary: Wiltjer was a welcomed addition of experience for a young Badgers inside linebacker room a year ago. His main impact with the Badgers was as a special team contributor. While he didn’t accumulate many tackles, his ability to be adequate in that department often leads to keeping starters or more priority contributors off the field and keeping them fresh.
Utlimately, Wiltjer only played in six games last season, and while productive at Northwood, he was far from dominant. He’s unlikely to get a look from an NFL team, especially considering the limbo rookie camps are currently facing.
Projected Round: Undrafted free agent