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Wisconsin Football NFL Draft Profile: Nick Herbig



Wisconsin football outside linebacker Nick Herbig

Wisconsin Football Alum Nick Herbig NFL Draft Profile

Former Wisconsin Badgers outside linebacker Nick Herbig has been trending up in the draft and is now projected to go in the third round.  Wisconsin football has a long list of linebackers who have succeeded in the NFL, and I do not see why Herbig wouldn’t fit the mold.  The explosive linebacker should find himself a team on day two.


Height: 6’2″
Weight: 240
Arm Length: 31 1/4″
Hand Size: 9 1/4″

Combine Testing

40-yard Dash: 4.65 seconds
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
Bench Reps: 25 Reps


  • Quick and Explosive
  • High motor, never gives up on a play
  • Consistently finds ways to get to the quarterback


  • Lacks size and weight coming off the edge
  • May be viewed as just a pass rusher

Scouting Report

It will be interesting to see how NFL teams view Herbig and where he ends up.  Edge rushers have more value, with the league moving in a more pass-heavy trend.  Lack of weight and size will be a concern for teams as a three-down player, but Herbig brings plenty of value in pass rushing.

Herbig had a very productive junior year for the Wisconsin Badgers.  In 11 games, Herbig notched 47 tackles, 15 for TFLs, and 11 sacks.  As a sophomore, he had nine sacks in 13 games.  He has a variety of moves and is relentless when getting after the quarterback.  Not only does he have elusiveness in his pass rushing, but he also has the speed to chase down plays from behind.

Early projections had him going the seventh round, and that’s too low.  With the combine here, he is now projected to go in the third round.  If he can land on a team that can use his skillset correctly, he should be another productive Wisconsin linebacker in the NFL.

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