3. Jack Cichy, ILB
Wisconsin fans feel like they were robbed when it comes to Jack Cichy. After having a breakout campaign in 2015 where he recorded 60 tackles and five sacks, he only played seven games the rest of his Badgers’ career including zero in 2017 due to injuries.
His best attributes, leadership and intelligence, can’t always be measured but show up in any tape you watch of him play. He jumps out the page in both of these categories so much so that some team is going to take a chance on him.
If he can stay healthy, he could work his way into a starting role similar to how he began as a walk-on and earned a scholarship.
To begin with, though, he’ll have to start on special teams and prove he can stay healthy. There’s also probably a fair amount of rust he has to shake off given the last time he played in a real, live-action game.
NFL.com gives him a prospect grade of 5.38 meaning he should be a backup or special teams contributor. They also predict him to go in rounds 5-6.