David Pfaff came to Madison as an in-state standout from Homestead (Mequon, Wis) High School in Gary Andersen’s last recruiting class as head coach of the Badgers. While Pfaff took a couple of seasons to achieve the consistency defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield needed to put him into the lineup, Pfaff eventually became a valuable piece of the defensive line rotation for the Badgers.
As a senior, Pfaff played in nine games, and recorded one quarterback hit.
Weight: 288 pounds
40-yard dash: 5.20 seconds
Vertical jump: 28” inches
Broad jump: 102.5” inches (8’6.5”)
Short shuttle: 4.55 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.34 seconds
Bench press: 26 reps
*All testing results from UW’s Pro Day, held on Wednesday, March 11th
Summary: Pfaff had all eleven of his career tackles in 2018, but with Garrett Rand and Isaiahh Loudermilk back to full strength in 2019, he saw his playing time and production decrease. For whatever reason, Pfaff was never able to consistently find the success that was projected of him throughout the recruiting process. Due to his lack of production at Wisconsin, despite having the size and strength to warrant acknowledgment from NFL clubs at the defensive line position, I don’t foresee Pfaff getting into an NFL camp.
Projected Round: Undrafted free agent