Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Badgers Drafted Into the NFL in 2015



Badgers in the 2015 NFL Draft
Which Badgers players were drafted into the NFL in 2015? Even though they aren't one of the more prestigious schools out there, the Wisconsin Badgers do seem to have a few players that are drafted each year. This year they had two. Let's take a look at those.

Melvin Gordon/RB- Melvin Gordon entered this draft as one of the premier running backs available. He ended up being the second one taken. Todd Gurley was selected by the St. Louis Rams at number 10 overall. Gordon was selected number 15 overall by the San Diego Chargers. Gordon will go to a team that has been searching for a number one running back since LaDainian Tomlinson left in 2009. Gordon has good speed and will fit well in the Chargers offense.

Rob Havenstein/OL- The other Wisconsin Badger selected in the 2015 NFL draft was offensive lineman Rob Havenstein. Rob Havenstein was taken by the St. Louis Rams with the 57th selection overall, late in round two. He will should be an important part of the Rams line early, and will be important in keeping new quarterback Nick Foles upright and will be asked to open holes for rooking running back Todd Gurley as well.

There were other Badgers that were draft prospects but didn't get drafted. Still, that does not mean their NFL dreams are over. Wide receiver Kenzel Doe was invited to the New England Patriots mini-camp but did not earn a contract. Defensive lineman Warren Herring actually signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons, and has a good shot to make the team, or at least the Falcons practice squad. Defensive back Peniel Jean did not get picked up by anyone.

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