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Pedersen's selling point to NFL teams is his versatility

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MADISON (WKOW) - With the NFL Draft still two weeks away, a number of former Badgers continue to train. Jacob Pedersen, Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland and Ethan Hemer, among others, remain in Madison working out at Camp Randall Stadium, as they count down the days until the Draft Weekend. For Pedersen, just thinking about how he'll have the chance to join an NFL team in a few weeks is surreal.

"Ever since you were a kid, it doesn't matter who you are, 99-percent of kids want to play a pro sport growing up," Pedersen said. "Playing in the backyard it's always been a dream of mine."

With the NFL Combine and Wisconsin's Pro Day, Pedersen's met with most, if not all of the 32 NFL teams, but it's still hard for him to get a realistic gauge on where he may be selected.

"I've seen reports from the fourth round to not even getting a chance so all it takes, there's 32 teams, only one has to like you and hopefully I showed enough that that's the case."

While meeting with teams, Pedersen has video of his football career to rely upon, but he is also forced to sell himself to the team's representatives. For a guy who holds the Wisconsin record for most touchdown receptions for a tight end (17), the film can do a lot of the talking, but he also makes sure teams know versatile he can be on the field.

"I've got experience in the Y, H, slot, line up as a fullback. I've played all the different special teams, I have a lot of experience on special teams, which a lot of NFL teams look for. I think just having all of those characteristics to my game helps me a lot." 
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