Wisconsin pro timing day

Dez Southward impresses NFL scouts

Published On: Mar 05 2014 05:16:41 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 05 2014 08:50:46 PM CST
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16 former Wisconsin Badger football players took part in Pro Timing Day-- a chance to run drills in front of NFL scouts hoping to be noticed as draft day is about two months away.

Linebacker Chris Borland says the last few months have been a whirlwind after the Badgers played in the Capital One Bowl New Year's Day.

"The Senior Bowl was a few weeks after that and from there the combine was a few weeks later and here we are today and it comes at your fast but its been a lot of fun," said Borland. "That was far from my best performance at the combine and I improved everything today so I think it was a good decision."

Wide Receiver Jared Abbrederis only took part in the football drills, standing on his times he ran at the NFL combine in Indianapolis last week.

"Now I am looking forward to these next two months basically working out trying to improve on some things I want to work on and see what happens on draft day," Abbrederis said. " I was pleased at the combine basically I did what I knew I could."

Defensive back Dez Southward might have made the biggest impression on the NFL scouts.  Southward ran a 4.35 in the 40 yard dash and had a vertical jump of 42 inches.