Wisconsin tackle Rob Havenstein (Mount Airy) works out for Bengals, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Rams, sources say

Wisconsin offensive lineman Rob Havenstein (right) works out during a practice for the Senior Bowl.
Wisconsin offensive lineman Rob Havenstein (right) works out during a practice for the Senior Bowl.(Brynn Anderson, Associated Press)

Wisconsin All-American offensive tackle Rob Havenstein has had private workouts for the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources.

The Mount Airy native and former all-state selection from Linganore has been projected anywhere from the third round to the fifth round by draft analysts.


The 6-foot-7, 321-pound Havenstein improved his bench press to 20 reps of 225 pounds at the Badgers' pro day workout, four more than he did at the NFL scouting combine where he had the lowest amount of the 37 offensive linemen that did the test.

He had a 5.46 in the 40-yard dash, an 8-foot broad jump and a 28 1/2 inch vertical leap.

Despite an underwhelming combine, Havenstein has impressed NFL teams with his size, intelligence and toughness. He was an All-Big Ten Conference selection last season and played in a school-record 54 career games, including 42 starts.

Havenstein was a National Honor Society student at Linganore who helped lead his high school team to a 14-0 season and a Class 3A state title in 2009 before signing with Wisconsin, where he blocked for star running backs Melvin Gordon, Montee Ball and James White.

Wisconsin set a school record with 320.1 rushing yards per game to rank third nationally this past season with Gordon frequently grinding out yards while following Havenstein on the right side.