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NFL Draft 2020: the top plays of 2019 for Zack Baun

A quick look at some of the top plays from Zack Baun in preparation for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Reese’s Senior Bowl Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

With the NFL slated to kickoff in mere days, we at B5Q have been churning out scouting reports in anticipation for the NFL Draft highlighting the former Badgers who will aim to make an NFL roster come fall.

In addition to our scouting reports brought to you by Owen Riese, we thought it might be a fun trip back down memory lane to review some of the top plays produced by some of the prospects with the best odds to be selected this weekend.

In the latest edition of our top plays retrospect series, we turn our gaze to linebacker Zack Baun.

No. 5: Interception forced versus Northwestern

While Baun did not necessarily get credited with the sack on this play, his pressure on the quarterback leads to a duck of a throw that is picked off and results in a defensive touchdown for UW.

No. 4: Blitz and sack against OSU in B1G Championship

After the delayed blitz, Baun is able to shed the attempted block by J.K. Dobbins swiftly to bring down Justin Fields in the backfield.

No. 3: Bend and sack

Racing around the Nebraska left tackle, Baun was able to bend his way to paydirt for the big sack on third down.

No. 2: Sack + forced fumble leads to a touchdown

In the first game of the year, Baun proved that he was ready to breakout. In the early second quarter, he was able to maneuver around his defender and force the strip that fell into the hands of Matt Henningsen for the defensive touchdown.

No. 1: Pick-six fun

While dropping into zone coverage, Baun found himself in the passing lane and batted the ball to himself for the interception. He proceeded to demonstrate his wheels by pulling away for the defensive touchdown. His ability to not only get after the quarterback, but also play in coverage make him a high value pick as a linebacker.

You can check out a full highlight video of Zack Baun courtesy of Wisconsin Athletics below.