Travis Frederick, OL
- Height: 6-foot-4
- Weight: 338 pounds
- School: Wisconsin
Wisconsin has sent 14 offensive linemen - more than any other school - to the NFL since 2000. Frederick will add his name to that list after an outstanding 2012 season led him to forgo his final season with the Badgers. Frederick, who started 27 games over the last two seasons, displayed his versatility by moving from left guard to center before his junior year. A first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2012, Frederick helped pave the way for star running back Montee Ball's conference-leading 1,830-yard, 22-touchdown season. After redshirting in 2010, Frederick got his opportunity as a sophomore, starting 11 games at left guard and two at center. Scouts believe the thick-bodied interior lineman has the hands and upper-body strength to power through defensive fronts at the next level. While he also showed solid footwork and strong leg drive as a run blocker, Frederick lacks athleticism and has a tendency to be beaten by faster players in pass protection. Frederick, however, is viewed as a high-character, high-IQ prospect. At the scouting combine, his 78.7 overall grade ranked 10th among offensive linemen even though he performed poorly in the 40-yard dash (5.58 seconds) and bench press (21 reps). In addition, Frederick's shotgun snaps are consistently accurate with some zip. With his combination of size, toughness and foot quickness, Frederick could be selected in the second round and has a chance to be an immediate NFL starter.
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