Two Badgers picked in NFL Draft

The Wisconsin Badgers had a pair of players selected in the NFL Draft over the weekend.One of the most notable players in the entire draft was superstar running back Melvin Gordon. He was selected 15th overall by the San Diego Chargers. Offensive lineman Rob Havenstein was picked with the 25th pick of the 2nd round by the St Louis Rams. There were no other Badgers taken in the...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams beef up o-line with third-round selection of Louisville's Jamon Brown

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams selected Louisville offensive lineman Jamon Brown with the first of their two third-round picks in the NFL draft on Friday night. The Rams (6-10) began Day 2 by taking Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein. They have only two returning starters on the offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 326-pound Brown started all 39 games at offensive tackle his last...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams take Louisville OL Jamon Brown in third round

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams selected Louisville offensive lineman Jamon Brown with the first of their two third-round picks in the NFL draft on Friday night. The Rams (6-10 began Day 2 by taking Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein. They have only two returning starters on the offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 326-pound Brown started all 39 games at offensive tackle his last...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams Finally Address Offensive Line In Round Two

The St. Louis Rams did not pick as early in round two as was expected, but they filled a huge need, selecting Rob Havenstein, an offensive tackle from Wisconsin, with the 57th overall pick. After originally being slotted at 41st overall, the Rams traded down with the Carolina Panthers, acquiring the Panthers second-round pick (57th), third-round pick (89th) and sixth-round pick ...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams draft offensive tackle Havenstein in second round

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams addressed their biggest pre-NFL draft need in the second round Friday night, taking Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein with the 57th overall selection. St. Louis began the draft with six picks after averaging more than nine the previous three years and took Georgia running back Todd Gurley in the first round. They added picks in the third and...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers in the 2015 NFL Draft: Rob Havenstein goes in 2nd round

Big Rob, big ugly…whatever ESPN wanted to say, the St. Louis Rams pulled one over on a lot of teams and even those of us that cover the team. That’s because they selected former Badger right tackle Rob Havenstein with the No. 57 overall pick (No. 25 in the 2nd round). Most mock drafts and experts had Havenstein has a middle-rounds type pick, with most projections having him in...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Rams address offensive line with their second round pick

With the number 57 overall pick that they earned in a trade with the Carolina Panthers, the St. Louis Rams picked tackle Robert Havenstein of Wisconsin: Round 2 – Pick 25 @STLouisRams select Rob Havenstein, OT, Wisconsin #NFLDraft — #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 2, 2015 AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five players still on the board who will be better...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Broncos, Dolphins, & Patriots

Draft Omar Kelly reports that the Dolphins will host LSU OL La’el Collins for a visit next week. Aaron Wilson reports that Wisconsin OT Rob Havenstein has worked out for the Bengals, Jaguars, Buccaneers, and Rams. Broncos Mike Klis of the Denver Post would be surprised if the Broncos did not try to trade up from their No. 28 spot. Klis can ... The post NFL Notes: Draft,...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa’s Meier packs a punch

IOWA CITY — By Big Ten standards, Iowa defensive end Nate Meier is short and light. In his match-up against Wisconsin tackle Rob Havenstein last November, Meier (6-foot-2, 252 pounds) gave up five inches and 77 pounds. But dimensions
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April 17, 2015

5 Right Tackle Options for Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans once again have a major void to fill on the offensive line. For the second year in a row it's at the right tackle position. After the Michael Oher experiment failed miserably, the front office will have to decide whether to test the free agent waters again or to attempt to fill this position through the draft. If they do look to draft their right tackle of the...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft Headlined by Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State

We are roughly 8 weeks away from the NFL Draft, and it’s time to roll out our 7-round Cowboys centric mock drafts. I’ll be using the mock simulator over at Fanspeak, this site was introduced to me by our friend DCFanatic last season. Just as DC did, I fully encourage you to try this tool and post your results here if you would like. I’ll do these mock simulations with a single...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Browns, Cowboys, Redskins, & Steelers

Broncos Mike Mayock believes the Broncos could consider an OT like Stanford’s Andrus Peat or wait until the second round and target Oregon’s Jake Fisher, Wisconsin’s Rob Havenstein or Penn State’s Donovan Smith. Browns The Browns officially hired Kevin O’Connell as their quarterbacks coach on Tuesday. “Kevin has already shown a knack for individual teaching...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Draft Watch: Rob Havenstein, OT, Wisconsin

The New York Giants need to find more balance offensively, and it all starts up front if they are to improve a rushing attack that really struggled in 2014. With Rashad Jennings out of the lineup most of the season the Giants struggled to run the ball. Andre Williams just didn't produce consistently in the time he had, so improving up front is essential. With all the needs that the...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Packers Replace Bulaga with Wisconsin Prospect?

Green Bay Packers fifth-year tackle Bryan Bulaga had the best season of his career in 2014, rating as the NFL’s fourth-best right tackle according to Pro Football Focus. The 25-year-old will officially become an unrestricted free agent on March 10 and looks to be the top offensive tackle on the market this offseason. The Packers will undoubtedly face some stiff competition for...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Improve Offense in PFS Mock Draft 1.0

Pro Football Spot’s staff held their first mock draft of 2015 Wednesday night. Here’s a recap of what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did with their first and second-round selections.Round 1, Pick 1: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: This pick wasn't too hard. The Bucs need a franchise quarterback in the worst way and Winston is the best choice to correct that issue as of right now...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Wisconsin T Rob Havenstein

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Our first offensive tackle of the draft season. […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Wisconsin T Rob Havenstein...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers kick away bad taste from last month, previous bowl losses

TAMPA, Fla. -- They knelt on the sideline in small groups, heads bowed with thoughts that a higher power could perhaps influence a football game. Other Wisconsin players already were mentally preparing for another overtime session, while still more simply closed their eyes and listened for crowd reaction. But in the moment Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson's 45-yard field goal attempt...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Ten Football Top 25 Players: 2014 Postseason No’s 10-6

We’ve come to the cream of the crop in the Big Ten football Top 25 players list. Yes, We’ve reached the top 10 players for the 2014 season. Previous Rankings: No’s 25-21 | No’s 20-16 | No’s 15-11 By this point, it has become about splitting hairs and personal preferences. That said, there was little doubt that these players belong near the top of the group of Big Ten players...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers seniors knew quickly they wanted Alvarez to coach bowl game

MADISON, Wis. -- The words that rocked Wisconsin's football program yet again had settled in the air, and what remained was stunned silence from players. An impromptu team meeting inside the McClain Athletic Facility last Wednesday had resulted in head coach Gary Andersen informing his group that he was leaving to take over Oregon State's program. Andersen thanked players for their...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Andersen: OT Havenstein a 'true leader'

Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen spoke with the media Tuesday morning on the Big Ten's weekly coaches teleconference. Andersen discussed Wisconsin's upcoming game against Maryland, the leadership of right tackle Rob Havenstein, the difficulties of opponents playing in Camp Randall Stadium and running back Melvin Gordon's spectacular season, among other topics. Here is the full...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers control their own path to a Big Ten West title

MADISON, Wis. -- Safety Michael Caputo said he held no rooting interest whatsoever when Nebraska played Northwestern on Saturday. Right tackle Rob Havenstein, meanwhile, insisted he rooted only for a good game. It has become routine for players in general to offer politically correct responses so as to avoid offending anybody. But really, who are they kidding? If Nebraska won, Wisconsin...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sky not falling on Badgers, who say there's still plenty to play for

MADISON, Wis. -- The world as Wisconsin's football players know it is not coming to an end. The sky is not literally falling on top of them, and there will be more practices and more football games to play. If you're looking for a silver lining following Wisconsin's miserable 20-14 loss against Northwestern on Saturday, these are some important points to realize. If nothing else...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon practices what he preaches as Wisconsin surges in second half

MADISON, Wis. -- Melvin Gordon jogged toward the tunnel at halftime silently seething, angered by the way in which his team had performed for two quarters during a game he felt shouldn't have been close. Instead, Wisconsin -- a 34-point favorite at home against South Florida -- was tied, having traded one set of field goals and nothing else. If this truly was Gordon's team, he thought...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Out of the box: No. 19 Badgers looks to spring run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) It was back to basics during the bye week for the Wisconsin offensive line. The 19th-ranked Badgers are determined to get their running game back on track - regardless of whether opposing defenses decide to crowd the line of scrimmage with defenders. ''We have to come out, do better, open up holes for Melvin,'' said right tackle Rob Havenstein, referring to star...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Havenstein: Badgers OL to blame for poor rushing game

MADISON, Wis. -- Rob Havenstein supports big shoulders on his 6-foot-8, 333-pound frame. And Havenstein, Wisconsin's starting right tackle, often is willing to bear the burden for the offensive line's shortcomings, providing an honest assessment of what went wrong and how to fix those mistakes. In the aftermath of a surprisingly subpar rushing performance against Western Illinois...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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