The first Wisconsin player selected in the 2019 NFL Draft was an offensive lineman.
Michael Deiter was taken in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night, selected by the Miami Dolphins at No. 78. He was the first Badgers taken off the board this year.
Deiter started in a program-record 54 games during his four seasons with the program and played three positions: left guard, left tackle and center. He was a consensus All-B1G selection and was named an All-American by several outlets.
Last fall, Deiter was named the 2018 Rimington-Pace B1G Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Wisconsin has a reputation for producing quality offensive lineman and developing NFL level talent along the front lines. The Badgers often possess one of the best offensive line units in college football.
For the last two years, Deiter was a member of a line that helped pave the way for star running back Jonathan Taylor, who led the NCAA in rushing yardage a year ago.
Now, Deiter will head to Miami to start his NFL career.