The can't-miss prospect in the NFL draft is a quarterback out of Wisconsin.
(Pause for double-take.)
What in the name of Tyler Donovan is going on?
Maybe the better question is this: What in the likeness of Tyler Donovan is going on?
But in the movie, which opens April 11, you'll see highlights of Donovan, who started for the Badgers late in 2006 and all of 2007, playing against Ohio State.
In that Nov. 3, 2007, game at Ohio State, Donovan was sacked nine times but on one play escaped the pressure to deliver a pass to the end zone on which tight end Travis Beckum made a diving catch.
Now watch the movie trailer and spot the same play used at the 52-second mark:
In "Draft Day," of course, that will be Bo Callahan showing his toughness in taking a hit after getting the pass away, but only because UW-Madison's trademark and licensing director approved after asking for some changes in the script.
According to a UW news story, Cindy Van Matre reviewed a copy of the script when deciding whether to allow usage of the game footage. The film originally was going to make note of UW-Madison's "party-school image," and Van Matre said the school initially declined.
But director Ivan Reitman agreed to revise the script to put the school in a better light, and permission was granted.
The studio paid $2,500 for the clip, UW's news service reported, with it being split between the athletic and financial aid departments.
Wisconsin has never had a quarterback selected before the third round in the NFL draft (Russell Wilson in 2012), but Donovan said he hopes the movie gives the Badgers a boost at the position.
"It will give some really good exposure to UW," Donovan, now working for an investment company in Chicago, told the UW news service. "I really like to see that, especially at the quarterback position."