Wisconsin Badgers junior center Travis Frederick has elected to forgo his final season of eligibility with the Badgers and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He projects as a round 2-4 level pick, and his ability to play both guard and center helps his draft stock.
In short, if you make the starting five up front in Camp Randall, and you grasp the pro style offense of the Badgers, you’ll probably get your chance to in the NFL after your senior year. It’s an OL factory for the professional ranks.
But what makes Frederick so special is that he has the potential to have a very bright future even without football.
He may well be the smartest guy in not just the Big Ten, but all of college football.
Frederick has a computer engineering and computer science double major. When you factor in the time commitment of the football program, he must be an ace at time management.
Frederick, who started all 14 games for the Badgers at center this season, explained his decision in a letter to his Badgers teammates, coaches, staff and fans.
Read Frederick’s letter here: http://go.wisc.edu/0gtt5z
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