Should WR depth be more of a concern in Madison?
Depending on who you talk to or read, there are wild swings in how the Badgers run game will looks in 2015.
History tells us that will be fine so lets focus on the passing game. With Joel Stave at the helm, the team has stability under center but does he have anyone besides Alex Erickson to throw to?
Tom Dienhart of the Big Ten Network wondered that very thing when he watch the Badgers practice. Here was his takeaway:
"Erickson has trimmed up and cut body fat, getting a bit faster in the process. The wideouts understand that they will be pressed often, so getting a clean release off the line will be vital to getting open. The second-best wideout may be senior Tanner McEvoy, who is slated to start at safety. The No. 3 wideout may be junior Rob Wheelwright. Senior Jordan Fredrick is among the top four. He has played a lot and needs to shine. He can block. Can he catch more? After that foursome, there is a real sameness to the receivers in junior Reggie Love, sophomore Jazz Peavy and sophomore George Rushing, among others. The lack of drama at quarterback should help these guys, right?"
This will be an interesting season for the Badgers on offense. There is a lot assumed about them based on reputation but they will have a lot to prove against Alabama on September 5th.
(h/t Big Ten Network)