NFL draft: Badgers' Loudermilk, Wildgoose, Van Lanen picked

Isaiahh Loudermilk of the Wisconsin Badgers (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers defensive tackle Isaiahh Loudermilk was picked by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL draft on Saturday, May 1.

Loudermilk was the first of three Badgers taken: Rachad Wildgoose is headed to the Bills, and Green Bay native Cole Van Lanen was picked by the Packers.

Van Lanen was the fourth player drafted by the Packers on Saturday and the seventh addition to their 2021 class overall. He played 45 games in four seasons with the Badgers.

Loudermilk played four seasons for the Badgers. As a senior, he competed in six games racking up 13 tackles and two sacks.

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Wildgoose was taken by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round -- one pick before teammate Van Lanen. The cornerback played 25 games for the Badgers, recording 57 tackles and one interception.

After the draft, a trio of Badgers signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.

Safety Eric Burrell signed with the New Orleans Saints, running backs Garrett Groshek and Mason Stokke signed with the Las Vegas Raiders and Carolina Panthers respectively.

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