Posted Sat May 5th by Monty
Class: Graduate Student
Ht: 6’4″ Wt: 295 lbs.
40-time: 5.42 Bench: 40
Austin Wuebbels is strong. If you don’t believe me, go watch this video, then come back.
That was Wuebbels busting out 43 reps on the 225-pound bench press: a mark that broke the Mizzou school record. He didn’t get a combine invite (he graduated in 2011), but had he, and had he matched that number, it would have been one of the most impressive workout performances at the combine, second only to Kansas City Chiefs first round pick Dontari Poe‘s 44 reps. Outside of the weight room, Wuebbels played mostly right guard at Mizzou and finished his career starting in 39 consecutive games. He was Honorable Mention All Big-12 Football Honors in each of the last two years, as well as a four-time Academic All Big-12 honoree.
Camp Competition: Zane Beadles, Chris Kuper, Manny Ramirez, C.J. Davis, Wayne Tribue
Camp Outlook: There’s not a lot on Wuebbler. He was known as a mainstay, and the resident “Mean Guy“, on the Mizzou O-line for three seasons while players occupying Mizzou’s left guard spot competed for the job. He helped lead the Tigers to the Big 12’s top-ranked rushing unit in 2011. He was one of the players the Broncos individually worked out heading up to the draft. He is not renowned for his football talent, but the Broncos’ depth at guard is lacking — with a strong camp this “mean guy”/workout warrior/academic could make the Broncos’ roster.
BroncoTalk’s undrafted rookie reports are compiled by examining second-hand scouting reports, news articles, and, when available, film footage of the Broncos’ undrafted rookie. Wuebbels is one of 13 undrafted free agent rookies the Broncos will bring in to compete in their 2012 training camp.