6. Michael Deiter G
Deiter played tackle for the Badgers in 2017 but moved to left guard a season ago, and it’s at guard where many believe he’ll earn his living at the professional level. In 2018, he played well against the run and pass, and with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl, scouts are confident he’ll hear his name called somewhere between the third and fourth round.
7. Connor McGovern G/C
Right now, McGovern is definitely a better run blocker than a pass blocker, but his ability to pay both guard and center and do so at the professional level will be enough to make some teams salivate.
He did well in his combine interviews but didn’t run the 40.
8. Ryan Bates G
Bates is listed as a guard but can play tackle as well. He started nine games at left tackle and three at right during the 2018 season, but given his six-foot-four, 306-pound frame, he figures to be better suited to play guard in the NFL.
Some believe he should have stayed in school for another season, but it’s too late for all of that now. Look to hear his name called anywhere between the latter part of round three to anywhere in round five.