According to Aaron Wilson, the Broncos are one of four teams (Tennessee, Chicago, Detroit) scheduled to host Wisconsin Badgers redshirt junior Travis Frederick in an official pre-draft visit.
The 6-4, 312-pound native of Sharon, WI, posted some ugly 40 times at the combine, but his agility and powerful blocking ability have him ranked among the top center prospects, and one expected to be selected on Day 1 or 2 of the upcoming draft.
In 2009, Frederick became the first true freshman offensive lineman in Badgers history to start a season opener, but he would only appear in five games that year, before being redshirted in 2010.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2011, he started 11 games at left guard and two games at center, before taking that position over in 2012 from Peter Konz, who is now with the Arizona Cardinals.
Frederick, who has a stellar beard, was named First-team All-Big Ten by the media in 2012, honorable mention All-Big Ten by the coaches, and was also an Academic All-Big Ten.
Prior to Frederick, it's been reported that the Broncos had/have scheduled visits with three other offensive linemen, all tackles.
- Badgers profile
- Russ Lande prefers Frederick as a prospect over Alabama's Barrett Jones
- Frederick's letter to Badgers fans explaining his decision to leave early for the draft