Jared Abbrederis, WR

School: Wisconsin  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Wautoma, WI
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.502.591.6004 30 1/29'9"4.086.80

Player Overview

A high school QB, Abbrederis didn't receive much attention as a recruit and walked on at Wisconsin, redshirting in 2009 and playing the role of a spread QB on the scout team.

He worked his way onto the field as a redshirt freshman and became a full-time starter as a sophomore, establishing himself as one of Russell Wilson's top targets in 2011 - finally earned a scholarship prior to his junior year. Abbrederis' production dipped in 2012 due to poor quarterback play, but he set career-bests as a senior in catches (78) and receiving yards (1,081).

He isn't quick-twitch fast, but is a smooth, balanced athlete with gliding speed to be deceptively fast and stretch the field - former two-time state champion and state record holder in the 110-meter high hurdles in high school. Abbrederis is very detailed and does all the little things well with a great feel for his routes and savvy, veteran moves to keep defenders off balance. He displays good ballskills and extends and plucks well with strong hands. Abbrederis is very competitive and plays with a chip - defenders, coaches and fans will continue to underestimate him and he'll continue to impress and get more out of his ability than you think he will (that's all he knows).

He has the ability to be a No. 2 WR in the NFL, but projects best as an inside target where he can work the field and defenders - good value in the 3rd round.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Sneaky speed with long strides to get behind the secondary...smooth movements with stutter-and-go burst and body lean to create separation - smart and savvy route runner, setting up defenders and making it easy on his QB...good footwork in/out of his breaks, getting open and working back to the ball...natural body control and tracks the ball very well in the air, making proper adjustments...quick hands and focus to handle fastballs and highpoint away from his frame to finish...excellent field awareness and always knows where the sticks are.

Tough runner who won't shy from contact or go down easily, catching the ball well in stride...superb blocking effort on the perimeter and down the field...very high football character and work ethic with a motivated, goal-oriented attitude to exceed expectations - type of guy who will run through a wall for his team...good vision on ST returns and holds school-record for KR career average (25.8) - one ST score on a PR...very productive as a three-year starter (39 career starts) and leaves Madison tied for the school's all-time reception mark (202) and second in receiving yards (3,140) behind Lee Evans - two-time consensus All-Big Ten First Teamer.

WEAKNESSES: Average height with a lean, skinny build...little muscle definition and lacks an ideal body type - allergic to the weight room and needs to get stronger to better match up in the NFL...lacks quick-twitch athleticism and not as productive vs. jams and physical man coverage...will have some focus drops and uses his body too much, unnecessarily jumping at times...needs to protect the ball better on returns or after the catch...grabby as a blocker and attract holding calls...questionable durability with several concussions over his career and other minor injuries that caused him to miss playing time -tough and plays through pain, but banged up easily.

--Dane Brugler

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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 5/176 - Jared Abbrederis, WR, 6-1, 195, Wisconsin...The first Badgers player taken by the Packers in the draft in 13 years was an overachiever after starting his productive college career as a walk-on. "I love Jared's versatility," Green Bay receivers coach Edgar Bennett said. "He's a savvy route runner." Besides putting up big receiving numbers his last two seasons, Abbrederis has appeal as an accomplished kick returner. - The Sports Xchange


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