Joey Porter has been racking up the frequent flyer miles over the last week covering an array of Pro Days. Now add Wisconsin to that list. Porter was spotted at the Badgers’ Pro Day this afternoon, per this photo from Owen Riese.
— owen riese (@RieseDraft) March 15, 2017
He’s on hand to watch outside linebackers TJ Watt and Vince Biegel. Watt is the more tantalizing prospect and someone to keep in mind for the 30th overall pick, even though we haven’t mentioned him much on this site.
Watt crushed the Combine, running a 4.69 at 252 pounds, jumping 37 inches in the vert, and a wild 6.79 in the three cone. He has just one year of production but it was a good one, adding up 15.5 TFL and 11.5 sacks for Wisconsin last season.
Biegel, on the other hand. wasn’t an impactful pass rusher at Wisconsin, never recording more than 5.5 sacks in a season and during his senior year, just four of them. At the Combine, he ran a 4.68, jumped 33.5 inches, and most impressively, a 6.92 three cone, one of the top numbers at his position. He’s considered a mid-round pick.
Our Josh Carney recently wrote the scouting report on him. He liked his run defense and effort to the football but noted he “didn’t win consistently with his pass rush moves.” You can check out the full report at the bottom of the article.
Look for a scouting report on Watt in the next couple days.
Update: Reflecting the headline, Mike Tomlin also attended the workout.
Even bigger update: Tony Pauline of draftanalyst.com reports Tomlin/Colbert had dinner with Watt and Biegel.