Louis Nzegwu, UW Pro Day

Former University of Wisconsin defensive lineman Louis Nzegwu participates in a drill during Pro Timing Day for NFL scouts at the McClain Center on Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 2012.

Louis Nzegwu helped his chances of being selected in the NFL draft by posting some quality numbers at the University of Wisconsin football team's Pro Timing Day on Wednesday.

Nzegwu, who transitioned to defensive end in college after playing running back in high school at Platteville, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds despite weighing over 250 pounds, had a 41½-inch vertical and a broad jump of almost 11 feet.

It was important that Nzegwu put on a good show at Pro Timing Day, as he didn't receive an invite to last month's NFL combine.

UW strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert stopped short of saying that performance might be enough to get Nzegwu drafted, but added, “I tell you what, it’s not going to hurt him.”

Among some of the other results posted by former Badgers players:

Cornerback Antonio Fenelus ran a 4.51 in the 40. Free safety Aaron Henry, who also was not invited to the combine, ran a 4.53.


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