- 2013 Wisconsin Pro Day: Ball, who also ran the short shuttle drill in 4.11 seconds (down from the 4.40 number he mustered at the combine), long shuttle and positional drills, spent time chatting with a number of NFL scouts that made the trip to Madison. He even had an opportunity to talk with Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson, who actually encouraged Ball to run the long shuttle even though the former Badger standout had never previously ran it.
"He just talked to me about all the good stuff I've been doing on tape," Ball said. "He said I know how to play football and that I've been doing all the right things. He's very excited about me. He congratulated me on my career and said I did a good job. "He said I did a great job today and that I showed what I'm capable of doing."
Ball, as the NCAA's all-time leader in total touchdowns, obviously has an impressive highlight film. He is very confident in what he accomplished during his four seasons in Madison and hopes that film, combined with how he has performed both at the combine and UW's pro day, will help him realize his dream of being drafted into the NFL. Even if his name isn't called during the opening round. "I was actually talking to a lot of players about a week or two ago," Ball said. "In college you always want to say you go first round, but once you get here you just want to get drafted. I just hope I get drafted. "I would love to go first round, but honestly I just want to get drafted." - Tom Lea, ESPN Wisconsin
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