Found February 19, 2013 on
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Former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball accomplished practically everything he could individually during his college football career. Heisman Trophy finalist. Doak Walker Award winner. All-time FBS touchdown leader.
Yet not even those spectacular accolades are enough to guarantee Ball a spot as a first round pick in April's NFL Draft. In fact, the consensus from pundits is Ball will likely be a second-round selection.
Why? At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, the knock on Ball is he isn't big enough to be a power running back, but he isn't quick enough to elude tacklers consistently as a speed back.
Ball will have his first opportunity post-college to prove people wrong this week, when he participates in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The event, a showcase for college football's top players entering the draft that starts Wednesday, features four former Badgers. Center Travis Frederick, left tackle Ricky Wagner and linebacker Mike Taylor also were invited to part...
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The headliner of the 39-back contingent is Wisconsin's record-setting, award-winning Montee Ball. Plenty of big-time production and some great personal stories highlight a group fortified by 12 early entrants.
Wisconsin offensive lineman Travis Frederick took the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine, and talked about more than just his beard.
Out of all the interviews, agility tests, and positional drills that NFL Draft prospects will be working through over the next several days, none will be talked about more than the 40 yard dash. It's long been the most over-discussed event at the Combine, and in reality there may not be too many players whose stock will be greatly impacted by the event.
There is a reason...
For draft prospects and spectators alike, the multitude of events scheduled for the next several days can prove to be quite overwhelming. With a whirlwind of events scheduled for different position groups on different days, it’s easy to lose track of what each day will hold in Indianapolis.
Fortunately we’ve got you covered, with a breakdown of each day’s events.
This is the third edition of an eight-part series noting the top prospects of the 2013 NFL Draft at their respective positions. THE RUNNING BACK PROSPECTS: Giovani Bernard, Eddie Lacy, Stepfan Taylor, Montee Ball, Jawan Jamison.Giovani Bernard (5-10, 205 lb.), North CarolinaAveraged nearly 7 yards per carry in 2012 and was third on his team in receptions with 47, adding nearly 500...