All 32 NFL teams and a rep from the XFL were in attendance at Badgers Pro Day, per UW official, and the Badger football team put on a show.
Fastest Badgers of the Day:
The fastest Badgers today were S Scotty Nelson, WR Kendric Prior, and CB Fiaon Hicks. Each one posted a sub 4.4 40 yard dash, which is just ridiculous.
Our guys showed some serious speed today #ProDay pic.twitter.com/G2rbc4fJHE
— Wisconsin Badgers Football Recruiting (@WisFBRecruiting) March 9, 2022
Here is Faion Hicks’ video of his 40 yard dash (absolutely BLAZING):
Highlights of #Flanagan HS (FL) alum & #Wisconsin CB Faion Hicks (@Faion_Hicks) at #Badgers Pro Day pic.twitter.com/GQRETd8Krr
— IG: @SleeperAthletes (@SleeperAth1etes) March 9, 2022
Scott Nelson’s 3 Cone Drill:
Scott Nelson absolutely dominated the 3 cone drill today and would have been top 2 at the NFL combine:
Perhaps my shot of the day from #Badgers Pro Day. Safety @_scottnelson running a 3-cone drill. His 6.62-second performance in that event was the best of the day, and would have been 2nd among safeties at the Combine this year (per https://t.co/bxhRJjtHNp Combine tracker) pic.twitter.com/l8bHCoCKFD
— Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKoco) March 9, 2022
The rest of Scott Nelson’s day:
- 4.38s 40, 1.48s 10 split
- 3.92s short shuttle
- 6.62s 3-cone
- 10’6″ broad jump
- 39.5″ vertical leap
- 14 bench reps
LB Leo Chanal was an absolute monster today (as expected). Here’s a video of 34 reps of 225 on the bench press:
34 reps on the bench press for Wisconsin LB Leo Chenal 👀 pic.twitter.com/J5Kzom3p3g
— Derrick (@Steelers_DB) March 9, 2022
Chenal’s full profile at 6-3, 250 pounds 40:
- 4.53 Vert: 40.5”
- Broad: 10-8
- 3-Cone: 6.84
- Shuttle: 3.94
- Bench: 34
Not a single category lower than the 94th percentile among qualifying LBs. Just an insane performance for him.
DL Matt Henningsen Increased His Draft stock Today as well:
AWESOME Pro Day numbers on Matt Henningsen, DL, #Wisconsin:
Arm: 33 1/8
His 3-Cone, Vertical would’ve been the BEST at IDL at NFL combine.
Short Shuttle and Broad Jump would’ve been 2nd best. 📈📈📈#ShrineBowl
— Eric Galko (@EricGalko) March 9, 2022
Full Numbers from the Badgers’ Pro-Day:
T.J. Watt channeled his inner coach:
One of the best parts about these pro-days is seeing former players come and support the future draft hopefuls. The Reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt was on hand to do just that:
Former #Wisconsin Badger and current #Steeler TJ Watt showing Nick Herbig some moves as he takes in Badgers Pro Day pic.twitter.com/Rnzcfku7GF
— MK Burgess (@MK_Burgess) March 9, 2022
T.J. Watt was not the only one to show up:
One of the best parts of Pro Day?
Our guys come back home …
Somethin' special about that Badger family 👐 pic.twitter.com/VgbufB4yWk
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) March 9, 2022
It is pretty safe to say that multiple Badgers climbed the draft boards today. Most notably was Leo Chenal who lived up to his expected monster debut.
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