With Senior Bowl practices underway in Mobile, Alabama this week, the top college football seniors from around the nation are on display for NFL scouts and coaches.
The Green Bay Packers might have a need at tight end in the 2014 draft, with last season’s injury and end of his current contract looming for Jermichael Finley and the Wisconsin Badgers might have the player for them.
The Badgers have had previous success sending tight ends to the NFL and this year’s Jacob Pedersen hopes to follow in the footsteps of Lance Kendricks and Owen Daniels.
Pedersen, a 6′ 3″, 242 pound tight end, with 39 receptions – 3 for touch downs – last season, grew up a Packers fan and it appears he is on his childhood team’s radar, as the Packers were the first team to talk with Pedersen at the Senior Bowl.
Per Ty Dunne, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Pedersen is trying to be a complete tight end and describes himself as,
“I’m kind of a finesse blocker, I’ll call it,” Pedersen said. “I can get on my guys and give a seam to the running back. In the pass game, I’m a steady eddie. I can do the short routes. I can get on top and run the seams. Just trying to be that type of guy.”
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