More Badgers have NFL dreams become reality

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NASHVILLE (WMTV) -- After the Miami Dolphins selected former Wisconsin Badger Michael Deiter in the third round of the NFL Draft, more Badgers hoped to join professional rosters in Nashville, Tennessee.

In the fifth round, the New York Giants selected LB Ryan Connelly at No. 143.


From one playmaker to another, Badgers' Defensive Coordinator Jim Leonhard knows the Giants drafted themselves a good one.


Connelly had a message for Giants fans after getting drafted.


Joining Deiter and the Dolphins at No. 151 was former Badger LB Andrew Van Ginkel. The Green Bay Packers drafted at No. 150.


Deiter and Van Ginkel will look to make a splash in South Beach.


With the 169th pick in the draft, the St. Louis Rams selected former Badger David Edwards.


Edwards is expected to play on the offensive line for the defending NFC champions.


Wisconsin Offensive Corrdinator Joe Rudolph says the Rams are getting athleticism and upside with Edwards.