Nick Herbig is going to the NFL
It’s always nice for college football fans to see their team’s players go to the NFL. The more players a program puts in the NFL, the easier it is to recruit elite players. However, some of the best players leave their schools with eligibility left. Nick Herbig announced on Saturday that he would be leaving Wisconsin after three years.
Herbig had a great season with the Badgers. The outside linebacker earned All-Big Ten honors for his play in 2022. The Badgers team captain was named Wisconsin’s MVP this season. Before the season, Herbig was predicted to land in the draft’s fourth round. His stock likely went up after this season.
Badgers fans react to the news on Twitter
Badgers fans saw the news on social media. Many fans were excited for Herbig but disappointed they wouldn’t get to watch him one more season in Madison. Here are the best takes from Herbig deciding to forgo the Badgers bowl game as he prepares for the 2023 NFL Draft.
I enjoyed watching him in Madison! Good luck 🍀 @nickherbig_ https://t.co/5FCVAam3AG
— Traevion Donley (@Treqew13) December 11, 2022
Yessah! Go Be Great, @nickherbig_! 808 Represent! https://t.co/3JfQqzNtDR
— Kilohana Haasenritter (@kilofromhilo) December 11, 2022
Nick was dominant, gave his all every game, every possession, every play, too bad he had his superstar season in Wisconsin's worst year in recent memory, he will be an All-Pro level player in the NFL, you can absolutely bank on it https://t.co/oQALMF0MyL pic.twitter.com/mFeZiA8dAG
— M Bechtoldt 🏳️🌈 (@CavsMax13) December 11, 2022
Good luck to you Sir, look forward to following your career, you will be an energetic asset to the team that picks you!!
— Todd Grauvogl (@GrauvoglTodd) December 10, 2022
I think it’s one year too early. We played a weak schedule, and only decent team was Ohio State (2 tackles)?? Hope to see you playing on Sundays like Sanborn! Similar to Johnny in bb. He needed another year. Good luck!
— Tom (@HomeStretch62) December 10, 2022
I would have been more surprised if you had stayed then not going on to the draft!!! Good luck!
— Evan Schwarzhuber (@WisTexanFan9981) December 10, 2022
One of the best to ever do it in Madison. Go light it up on Sundays 🐐 https://t.co/IhuQhRnXh9
— Wisconsin Homer (@wisconsintakes) December 10, 2022
People did this song and dance last year not drafting Sanborn. Let’s not do that again. Herbig is absolutely a pro! Somebody is going to get a good one! https://t.co/t25dMNxWFI
— Jason Long (@JasonC_Long) December 11, 2022
Please please please please @packers https://t.co/i22TqoLzxJ
— marli asher (@AsherMarli) December 10, 2022