MADISON, Wis. All the seniors off last year's Wisconsin football team with a realistic opportunity to make an NFL roster showcased their skills in some fashion Wednesday during the team's annual pro timing day drills. All, that is, except one.
Former Badgers linebacker Mike Taylor remained on the sideline in a gray Wisconsin sweat suit, unable to perform after undergoing sports hernia surgery on Jan. 7. The injury and subsequent surgery also forced Taylor to miss the NFL Combine in late February, making his draft status even more of a question mark.
Despite the setback, Taylor has tried to remain optimistic about his chances.
"It's frustrating, but it is what it is," Taylor said. "There's nothing you can do about it. You can't change anything. The only thing you can do is just move on, move forward and do what's in front of you."
Taylor said he was feeling better every week and expected to hold his own pro day at Wisconsin on March 27. Some analysts project him to be a fifth-to...