Only two Wisconsin Badgers were selected this weekend in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Linebacker Joe Schobert led off the draft’s final day going to the Cleveland Browns with the first pick of the fourth round. Fullback Derek Watt was selected in the sixth round by the San Diego Chargers.
The Badgers have had at least one player selected in 38 consecutive NFL Drafts. Schobert’s selection marked the sixth-consecutive year in which the Badgers have had at least one player selected among the draft’s top 100 picks. He was the 99th pick of the Browns.
Schobert had 9.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss on his way to first-team All-America honors. He was named the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year.
Watt will be reunited with former Badgers backfield mate Melvin Gordon, who enters his second season with the Chargers after being drafted in the first round last year. Those two helped the Badgers average 320.1 yards per game rushing in 2014 and 283.8 yards per game in 2013.
The Badgers had a total of seven other players sign with teams as undrafted free agents.
S – Michael Caputo – New Orleans Saints
WR – Alex Erickson – Cincinnati
CB – Darius Hillary – Cincinnati
OL – Tyler Marz – Tennessee
S – Tanner McEvoy – Seattle
QB – Joel Stave – Minnesota
TE – Austin Traylor – Dallas
The additions now give Wisconsin a total of 32 players currently listed on NFL rosters.