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Predicting Wisconsin Football’s 2023 Offensive Depth Chart



Wisconsin Football; Badgers RB Braelon Allen

Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin football begins spring practice at the end of March, and when they take the field, things are going to look mighty different, especially as it pertains to the offense.

After taking over in late November, Luke Fickell made a splash hire, bringing in Mike Leach disciple—Phil Longo from North Carolina to overhaul the Badgers offense.

UW also went portaling and came out with notable talents this offseason that should help kickstart the implementation of its new offensive system.

A new coaching staff offers a clean slate for every player on the roster, so it’s anyone’s guess who will run onto the field first when UW takes on Buffalo on September 2 at Camp Randall Stadium.

With that in mind, here is a way-too-early prediction of Wisconsin football’s 2023 offensive depth chart.

Wisconsin Football Two-Deep Predictions

Wisconsin Football

Dec 27, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Braelon Allen (0) is hoisted by teammates as he celebrates a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second half of the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bowl at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports



Starter: Tanner Mordecai (SR)
Backup: Nick Evers (RS FR)

Running Back

Starter: Braelon Allen (JR)
Backup: Chez Mellusi (SR)

Wide Receiver

Starter: Chimere Dike (SR)
Backup: Will Pauling (RS SO)

Wide Receiver

Starter: Bryson Green (JR)
Backup: Skyler Bell (RS SO)

Wide Receiver

Starter: CJ Williams (RS FR)
Backup: Keontez Lewis (JR)

Tight End

Starter: Clay Cundiff (RS SR)
Backup: Hayden Rucci (RS SR)

Wisconsin Football Offensive Line 

Nov 26, 2022; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers offensive linenam Jack Nelson (79) during the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Left Tackle

Starter: Jack Nelson (RS JR)
Backup: Nolan Rucci (RS SO)

Left Guard

Starter: Trey Wedig (RS JR)
Backup: Joe Brunner (RS FR)


Starter: Jake Renfro (RS JR)
Backup: Dylan Barrett (RS JR)

Right Guard

Starter: Tanor Bortolini (RS JR)
Backup: Michael Furtney (RS SR)

Right Tackle

Starter: Riley Mahlman (RS SO)
Backup: Joe Huber (RS SO)

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