Wisconsin Badgers need wide receivers to step up fast

Having an established run game is great, and it appears the Badgers have righted the ship after a blip against Western Illinois. Yet, things are far from perfect for the Badgers’ offense. See, Wisconsin seems to have the exact same issue it had last season in the pass game. It has one very productive wide receiver, a tight end who can help stretch the field and exactly nothing...
Via Madtown Badgers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Erickson seen as focal point of Badgers offense going forward

Walk-on to star player, it’s a story very familiar to the Wisconsin Badgers’ program. Whether we’re talking Jim Leonhard, JJ Watt or Jared Abbrederis — the story of Wisconsinites chasing dreams and excelling in the face of incredible odds is a tale as old as the BCS era.  Just ask the 15 former walk-ons that earned there way from there to the NFL just how potent the walk...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Passing game is true key to victory over LSU

Conventional wisdom says the Wisconsin Badgers are going to shove the ball right down your throat. After all, UW has a Heisman Trophy candidate at running back and recent reports indicate that dual-threat quarterback Tanner McEvoy is going to get the start against LSU. Yet, most seem content to focus all the attention on one part of the “dual” threat, and we’re talking about...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers football: Sleep on passing attack at your own risk?

There’s no doubt that the first, second and third things most people think about surrounding Wisconsin Badgers football revolve around the running game. After all, Melvin Gordon is earning preseason accolades seemingly every day and the Badgers have turned out 1,000-yard rushers like the state produces milk. Combine those things with the loss of one of the top wide receivers in...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Love, freshmen WRs will try to fill Badgers' pass-catching void

It sounded like a whole bunch of coach-speak when Chris Beatty remarked two weeks ago that his comfort level with Wisconsin's wide receiver group was high. Of course, one might think, Beatty would say that. What else is the coach in charge of the Badgers' wide receivers supposed to say? But Beatty had an inkling this unit could be something special -- something much greater...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers' Barclay injures knee as training camp injuries pile up

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the second week in a row, a Green Bay Packers player has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. First it was rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, now, according to a report by the Green Bay Press-Gazette, it's offensive lineman Don Barclay. Barclay was carted off the practice field Tuesday after being bull-rushed backwards by rookie outside linebacker...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheelwright looks to be 'the guy' at WR for Badgers this season

MADISON, Wis. -- The days of Rob Wheelwright claiming inexperience, wide-eyed from the immense speed and expanded playbook of college football are over. He is a sophomore now, a full year as a travel squad member under his belt. And for a player with his talent level, there's no more time for excuses. The reality of Wisconsin's wide receiver situation is this: Not a single...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers rookie WR Abbrederis confirms ACL injury, out for year

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Every catch that Jared Abbrederis made during the early days of training camp was met with loud applause from the Green Bay Packers fans in attendance. But after tearing his ACL in practice this week, the rookie wide receiver who grew up 80 miles from Lambeau Field will have to wait until 2015 to make his first official grab for his childhood team. Abbrederis,...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Wisconsin Badgers Preseason Preview: Wide Receivers

Big Ten Media Days are done, Wisconsin got its media day out of the way on Friday and that means all that’s left is to talk actual football. Today we begin our preseason look at the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers, and we start it off with arguably one of the most important positions heading in to the season — wide receiver. At times, OK, all of last season it was a one man game at wide...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5 freshman x-factors for Wisconsin Badgers football in 2014

We’re under a month until the Wisconsin Badgers put the pads on and begin the journey to Houston, Texas to take on LSU. After ending the 2013 season on a two-game losing streak, this spring and summer has been all about forging a new path forward under Gary Andersen. UW faces life without James White, Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland, Beau Allen and a host of other major contributors...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 12: Jordan Fredrick

  Wisconsin Badgers beat writer Jesse Temple will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Badgers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find every report here. Note: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players or a series about past success, but rather which of them means the most to how Wisconsin...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Abbrederis quietly embracing hometown-hero role with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jared Abbrederis isn't a spotlight type of guy. The former walk-on at the University of Wisconsin has the demeanor of a player who's had to earn every bit of respect on the football field. However, being born and raised less than 90 miles from Lambeau Field and being the first Badgers player drafted by the Green Bay Packers since 2001, Abbrederis is in...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Jared Abbrederis keeps chugging along

Jared Abbrederis was taken in the fifth round by the Packers. He is second all-time at Wisconsin with 3,140 career receiving yards, behind Lee Evans’ 3,468 yards. Jared Abbrederis is a classic Packers player. And it has nothing to do with the fact that he was born and raised in Wisconsin or even played college ball for the Badgers. It’s because he has beaten the odds and succeeded...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

A Badger stays in Wisconsin- Abbrederis joins the Green and Gold

The Packers have added another talented wide receiver to their already deep corps. Jared Abbrederis of Wisconsin will be catching passes from Aaron Rodgers, and maybe catching balls on fourth down off the foot of the opposing teams’ punters. In his career at Wisconsin Abbrederis returned 55 punts for 587 yards (a 10.7 yard avg) and a touchdown, and caught 202 passes for 3,140 yards...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Abbrederis first Badgers player drafted by Packers GM Thompson

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the first time in his tenure as general manager of the Green Bay Packers, Ted Thompson has drafted a Wisconsin Badgers player. That streak ended in the fifth round when wide receiver Jared Abbrederis heard his name called with the 176th overall pick. Abbrederis, who grew up just over an hour from Lambeau Field, had been hoping that his favorite team would draft...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis

Good friend Dave-Te' Thomas of Scouting Services has finished his player profiles of several of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects and over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting the ones that the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely have interest in. A reader requested that I post the profile […] Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Wisconsin WR Jared...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft preview: Jared Abbrederis

It’s certain that Jared Abbrederis will be selected in the 2014 NFL draft. What isn’t certain is when. The former walk-on joined the University of Wisconsin in 2009 as a to-be quarterback. Now Abbrederis looks to make a splash into the NFL. At this point, Abbrederis is expected to be selected between the third and the fifth round. In five years at Wisconsin, Abbrederis has grown...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruiting ratings are useful tool but don't tell whole story

The throw and catch came on a simple wheel route, executed flawlessly in front of nearly 106,000 fans by a two-star quarterback and a zero-star wide receiver. It was third-and-6 from the Ohio State 36-yard line, and Wisconsin desperately needed a positive play to stay in the game last September at the Horseshoe. Wisconsin's coaching staff drew up a route to isolate its best receiver...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: WR Jared Abbrederis

Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis 2014 NFL Draft prospect profile: WR Jared Abbrederis Player Information: Jared Abbrederis, WR Wisconsin, 6-1, 195 pounds, Hometown: Wautoma, WI STATS NFL Combine: 40 YARD DASH: 4.50 SEC BENCH PRESS: 4 REPS VERTICAL JUMP: 30.5 INCH BROAD JUMP: 117.0 INCH 3 CONE DRILL: 6.80 SEC 20 YARD SHUTTLE: 4.08 SEC 60 YARD SHUTTLE: 11.39 SEC News and Notes: Former...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries further Badgers' wide receiver concerns

MADISON, Wis. -- At times this spring, Wisconsin's wide receiver unit has resembled something of an infirmary all its own. And for a group desperately trying to prove it is not the weak link in the Badgers' offense, well, having an extraordinarily high number of injuries hasn't exactly inspired much confidence. Consider that three of the team's possible top four receivers...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Wisconsin football at the 2014 scouting combine

Analyzing Wisconsin football at the 2014 scouting combineAt last month’s NFL Scouting Combine, six former Wisconsin football players showcased their skills as they looked to enhance their stocks before the draft takes place May 8-10. Let’s take a look at each of these six UW alums and preview their NFL futures. Jared Abbrederis, WR Most of Abbrederis’s combine results place...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jared Abbrederis to trade in the red and white for the green and gold?

If any franchise in the NFL knows how to scout and select quality receivers in the NFL draft it is the Green Bay Packers. Unlike their division counterparts who need first round picks, top ten picks, and free agency to address their needs at wide receiver, the Packers are consistently able to restock their talented group through the draft. The Packers formula is simple: take an overlooked...
Via cover32 - Packers
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: WR Jared Abbrederis interview

Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis from the Senior Bowl, including what he hopes to prove, his time as a Badger and more.
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Combine Research: WRs, Part 1

We continue our most popular series of the year with the first quarter of a bumper crop of wide receiver prospects. Leading off is Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis, who was selected the best walk-on player in the nation, and includes LSU star Odell Beckham, who won an award named after a Packers legend.
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Mock Draft #2

Continuing to watch tape and asses the Patriots roster, I have made some updates to my Patriot mock draft. 1st (#29) - I feel very sure Bill trades back into the second round here and acquires more picks. But as it is today, I like CB Kyle Fuller. Fuller has good size/speed at 6' 195 lbs and he runs a 4.45 second 40 yard dash. If Talib stays or goes the Patriots...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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