Feb. 19, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers football player Kevin Zeitler performs with his teammates and the dance team during a timeout as the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team plays the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Penn State 65-55. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE
Wisconsin knows how to put some good offensive linemen. The Big Ten (11? 12?) school held their pro day this week and an offensive linemen stood out, according to Russ Lande of Sporting News.
Guard Kevin Zeitler, 6'4" and 312 pounds, had a "tremendous" pro day and "displayed functional athletic ability"....whatever that means. I just love reading about these dominating pro days, as if they're going up against anything but air.
Anyway, back to the action.
He's a second or third round pick type of player, according to various mock drafts. He started 35 of his final 39 games in Wisconsin, which is a ton of game tape for evaluation purposes. Chicago Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice and a rep from KC Chiefs ran the workout. Bill Muir is no longer the offensive line coach so I wonder if new Chiefs offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. was involved. Could've been a scout as well.
Wisconsin had another interior guard, John Moffitt, selected in the third round of the draft last year.
Center Peter Konz didn't do any drills for those in attendance but did snap the ball while quarterback Russell Wilson threw. This really caught my eye about Wilson:
A source who attended the workout said Wisconsin coaches considered Wilson the best leader to come through the program in many years. The fifth-year senior and N.C. State transfer was voted a team captain in his only season with the Badgers.
That's right up the Chiefs alley.