Three former University of Wisconsin football players are about to take their first giant step toward playing on Sundays in the N.F.L.
Invited to the N.F.L. Scouting Combine this week in Indianapolis, offensive lineman Tyler Marz, linebacker Joe Schobert and quarterback Joel Stave are spending the week at Lucas Oil Stadium going through interviews, medical evaluations and workouts to give N.F.L. scouts, general managers, coaches and executives a glimpse of their skill set.
Marz (OL30) is the first former Badgers player to hit the field. He measured in at 6-7 and 320 pounds on Wednesday, will go through psychological testing and the bench press today and do on-field workouts Friday.
Stave (QB15) is having his measurements and medical examinations done today, his psychological testing and the bench press Friday and his on-field workout drills Saturday.
Schobert (LB33) – the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year – follows the same schedule with his measurements and exams starting Friday.
The NFL Network will televise on-field workouts starting at 9 a.m. from Friday-Monday.