Wisconsin (14) vs. Minnesota 4 pm on FOX
OT Daniel Faalele, Minnesota
Measurables: 6-9, 380 lbs.
An absolute mountain of a human being, Daniel Faalele is a very raw prospect, but at that size, he may be worth a middle-round pick for some teams. What is so impressive about Faalele is that he does not sacrifice much athleticism because of his size. He moves well for any offensive linemen, let alone one that is almost 7 feet 400 pounds. While his footwork and hands need to be coached up a little bit, he has a unique athletic profile that he could easily succeed at the next level.
OG Logan Bruss, Wisconsin
Measurables: 6-5, 316 lbs.
Another name in the long pipeline of NFL offensive lineman who comes from Wisconsin is Logan Bruss. Bruss is one of the best-run blockers in this draft class, and it shows when Wisconsin runs the ball. Bruss can execute several different blocks at a high level and shows the athleticism needed for the next level.
Bruss also has experience at both guard and tackle in college, giving him some positional versatility at the next level. This is something that the Buffalo Bills have always looked for when selecting all draft picks and tend to gravitate towards the players who bring versatility. This could help boost Bruss’ stock with the Bills and could be an interesting target in 2022.
Bruss is a solid pass blocker who does an excellent job reading blitzes and stunts when the defense gets creative. Where Bruss will struggle slightly in the NFL is with stronger defensive tackles. Bruss is strong and can hold his own, but against some of the NFL’s best, he could get pushed around a little bit.
TE Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin
Measurables: 6-5, 245 lbs.
Jake Ferguson is one of the better athletes at tight end in this draft. He is not a top-tier prospect like when have seen in the past, like TJ Hockenson or Kyle Pitts, but he is consistently more athletic than the college linebackers he plays. Ferguson does a solid job creating space with above-average route running and can make highlight-type catches occasionally.
However, where Ferguson struggles is blocking. Ferguson Is not necessarily a bad blocker, but he lacks the strength to push any defensive linemen back. Ferguson also has had some issues with drops in the past but his ability as a receiving tight end.