Sunday, April 27, 2008

Eagles Select Ikegwuonu, More Badgers Follow

It's the latest a Badger has been selected in the NFL Draft since 1996, but with the 131st pick, Defensive Back Jack Ikegqwuonu was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles. Ikegwuonu's stock feel in January, when he suffered a serious knee injury. He will be a work in progress for the Eagles this year as he tries to recover, but the Eagles are fairly deep at corner that they can afford the risk. Here are what others are saying about the Ikegwuonu pick. Many consider the pick to be a steal.

Other Badgers taken were Taylor Melhaff (K) by the Saints at pick 178. Nick Hayden (DT), was taken by the Carolina Panthers at pick 181. Paul Hubbard (WR) then went to the Cleveland Browns with pick 191.

The other Badgers that entered the 2008 Draft are Marcus Coleman (C), Andy Crooks (LB), Ken DeBauche (P), and Luke Swan (WR).

More former Badger news, former Buffalo Bill Jim Leonhard has signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

And lastly, a player with UW-River Falls ties was taken 163rd overall. West Virginia fullback Owen Schmitt played two years at River Falls before transferring, and was selected by Seattle.


Winks said...

This doesn't deserve it's own post, but DeBauche is going to sign a free agent contract with the Packers.

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