Jared Abbrederis (WR), Wisconsin
6'1" | 195 lbs.
78 receptions, 1,081 yards, 7 TD, 6 carries, 119 yards, 2 TD, 11 punt returns, 94 yards
5th Round, 176th pick (Green Bay Packers)
What the scouts are saying:
"A former walk-on, Abbrederis went from afterthought to scholarship player to No. 1 receiver. While the blue-collar overachiever lacks exceptional athletic traits for the NFL, he's a steady 'X' receiver whose hands and smarts could enable him to work his way into a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver role." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)
"Abbrederis is a former walk-on who has been extremely productive since he arrived in Madison. Overall, he won't appeal to every NFL team due to his average size, speed and overall athleticism, but Abbrederis is a balanced pass-catcher with gliding speed who has been very productive. ... Just like when he was forced to walk on, Abbrederis will likely be undervalued as a pro prospect. Abbrederis doesn't scream NFL prospect, but he is extremely detailed and will make a NFL team look smart for drafting him in May." (CBSSports.com)
"In any other receiver class, Abbrederis would be chosen in the top 75. That is still a possibility, but he will likely fall because of the depth at wide receiver. Someone will get a good player late in the third round." (Josh Collacchi, eDraft.com)