Tuesday, January 8, 2008
UW Junior Cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu to Enter the NFL Draft
UW's shut down cornerback has elected to enter the NFL draft. Ikegwuonu has had an up and down year this past season and after UW's loss to Tennessee in the Outback Bowl, said he had some "unfinished business" with regards to his playing days at Madison. Well that unfinished business apparently is complete.
This year's NFL draft is a weak crop for CB's and Ike is projected as a "high round" pick. My guess is within the early to middle of the 2nd round. Not too shabby in the wallet, but not crazy money like he probably expected.
With the departure of Jack Ikegwuonu, the Badgers are now thin at CB. The two projected starters for next year are both rehabbing from season ending ACL surgery. Junior Allen Langford and freshman Aaron Henry, will not be available for the Spring game and most likely will be back around Fall. Behind them are a bunch of unknown young players waiting for their shot at Big Ten football.
Wondering if the departure of D-Coordinator Mike Hankwitz had anything to do with it. Bielema fired Hankwitz and O-Line Coach Bob Palcic already since the Bowl loss.
Best of luck to Ike!!! The Packers could use him for some more depth at DB!!!!