Highly rated WR recruit Watkins 'homesick,' leaves Wisconsin after 'stupid decision'

MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin football recruit Dareian Watkins, a highly touted wide receiver from Galion, Ohio, has left the team due to homesickness and will no longer be a part of the program, his high school coach told FOXSportsWisconsin.com on Friday. Galion High School football coach Chris Hawkins described the bizarre circumstances surrounding Watkins' departure...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Madtown Badgers
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers positional preview: Wide receivers

  This is the second in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 4 start of practice. You can find the entire series here. Today's position: Wide receivers Rating (1-to-10 scale): 5 Projected starters: Jordan Fredrick (redshirt junior), Kenzel Doe (senior) Key backups: Rob Wheelwright (sophomore), Alex Erickson (redshirt sophomore), Reggie...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Wisconsin Badgers of the BCS era

Yes, it’s true that Wisconsin Badgers football is just Ben Hemer (72 days) away from starting. However, as we approach the new season it’s also a new era ahead in college football. Gone are BCS rankings and computer formulas and in are the new College Football Playoffs. Four teams will enter, one will be crowned champion. That said, the BCS era was pretty kind to the Badgers...
Via Madtown Badgers
June 19, 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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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...
Via cover32 - Packers
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

Packers add 1st Badger in Ted Thompson Era

From hometown hero to the University of Wisconsin as a walk-on and becoming an instant star is usually as good as it gets for a Wisconsinite. However, on Saturday afternoon former Badger wide receiver Jared Abbrederis added one more check mark to the Wisconsinite dream — Green Bay Packer. Jared Abbrederis is a Packer! Congrats to @abbrecadabra on heading to @packers in #NFLDraft...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Southward first Badger selected in draft, to Falcons in third round

Despite all the talk in Wisconsin about which former Badgers player -- Chris Borland or Jared Abbrederis -- would be selected first in the NFL Draft, another name emerged somewhat unexpectedly: Safety Dezmen Southward. Southward instead became the first former Wisconsin player taken in the 2014 draft when the Atlanta Falcons nabbed him with the 68th overall pick in the third round...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 09, 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

Two weeks before NFL Draft, where mocks have Badgers going

Two weeks from today the NFL Draft begins. Of course, only the first round is Thursday, with rounds 2-3 Friday and 4-7 Saturday. Judging from the latest mock drafts, if you want to hear the name of a former Wisconsin Badgers player called, don't tune in until Friday. With likely not too much changing between now and the draft (teams can't visit with players after April 30...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 24, 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...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

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...
Via Ex Pats
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: Jared Abbrederis

MOBILE, ALABAMA -- The latest from Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis from the Senior Bowl, including what he hopes to prove, his time as a Badger, and more...
Via profootball.scout.com
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Senior Bowl: Tuesday North Practice Notes

It was a fully padded practice day today, so it was a chance to see more full contact along with see the linemen work at 100% throughout practice. The “winners” of the day for the North Practice were RB Charles Sims, WR Jared Abbrederis, OT Jack Mewhort, DE Trent Murphy, and LB Chris Borland. We had myself (@OptimumScouting) covering the OL and DL today. We had...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Capital One Bowl Preview: Q&A with MadTown Badgers

The Capital One Bowl match-up between Wisconsin and South Carolina is around the corner and it is a good time to seek what the other side is thinking about this game.   We reached out to MadTown Badgers to give us the Wisconsin perspective, check it out in our "Q&A": 1. Everyone talks about the Wisconsin rushing attack. What else is there about the offense...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

B1G Pickem: NFL Talent Abound When Wisconsin Faces South Carolina

If you are looking for a game with featuring guys who will play on Sundays real soon, the Capital One Bowl is right up your alley. Of course you have Clowney, but there’s also Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland, Mike Davis, and Melvin Gordon among others. This one should be a fairly even matchup featuring two teams who love to run the ball down your throat. Let’s see how a couple...
Via Know It All Football
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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