WATCH: Colts GM Chris Ballard praises Wisconsin football

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Sure Chris Ballard might be a Wisconsin alum, but that doesn’t mean the Colts GM shouldn’t be taken seriously when he showers praise on Wisconsin draft prospects.

Earlier this week, Ballard mentioned the fact that Wisconsin players have had consistent, “long-term” success in the NFL at all levels. The most recent example? One of Ballard’s own players in Jonathan Taylor, who has burst onto the scene in Indianapolis to become one of the best running backs in the NFL.

The overall takeaway from Ballard was that Wisconsin knows how to prepare their players for the next level, and the track record shows it. Fine, the recency bias from Taylor’s meteoric rise and Ballard’s diploma might have something to do with the praise: