With the season opener against Illinois state just around the corner and fall camp closed to the media, now seems like a good time to predict the two-deep for week one.
Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin football enters the 2022 college football season ranked No. 18, predicted by the media to win the Big Ten West and return to Indianapolis after a two-year absence.
Despite losing significant contributors on each side of the ball, UW, at least on paper, seems to have answered many of the personnel questions it entered the offseason needing to sort out.
UW closed its doors to the media this past week as they ratchet up the intensity, install the week’s gameplan, and set the depth charts in preparation for the season opener against Illinois State on September 3.
Today, Badger Notes looks at Wisconsin’s projected depth chart heading into week one.
Offensive depth chart
Quarterback: Graham Mertz (RS JR), Chase Wolf (RS SR), Deacon Hill (RS FR).
Running back: Braelon Allen (SO), Chez Mellusi (SR), Isaac Guerendo (SR).
Fullback: Jackson Acker (RS FR), Riley Nowakowski (RS SO).
Wide Receiver: Chimere Dike (JR), Keontez Lewis (SO), Dean Engram (RS JR).
Wide Receiver: Skyler Bell (RS FR), Markus Allen (RS FR), Stephan Bracey (RS JR).
Tight end: Clay Cundiff (RS JR), Jack Eschenbach (SR), Hayden Rucci (RS JR).
Left tackle: Jack Nelson (RS SO), Nolan Rucci (RS FR).
Left Guard: Tyler Beach (RS SR), Joe Brunner (FR).
Center: Joe Tippmann (RS JR), Tanor Bortolini (RS SO), Dylan Barrett (RS SO).
Right guard: Michael Furtney (RS SR), Trey Wedig (RS SO).
Right tackle: Riley Mahlman (RS FR), Logan Brown (RS JR).
Defensive depth chart
Defensive end: Rodas Johnson (RS JR), James Thompson Jr. (RS SO), Mike Jarvis (RS FR).
Nose tackle: Keeanu Benton (SR), Gio Paez (RS JR), Ben Barten (RS SO).
Defensive end: Isaiah Mullens (RS SR), Isaac Townsend (RS JR), Cade McDonald (RS SO).
Outside linebacker: Nick Herbig (JR), Kaden Johnson (RS SO), T.J. Bollers (RS FR).
Inside linebacker: Jordan Turner (RS SO), Maema Njongmeta (RS JR), Bryan Sanborn (RS FR).
Inside linebacker: Tatum Grass (RS JR), Jake Chaney (SO).
Outside linebacker: C.J. Goetz (RS SR), Darryl Peterson (RS FR).
Cornerback: Alexander Smith (RS SR), Cedrick Dort Jr. (RS SR).
Cornerback: Jay Shaw (RS SR), Ricardo Hallman (RS FR).
Nickel: Justin Clark (GR), Amaun Williams (SO).
Safety: John Torchio (RS SR), Preston Zachman (RS SO), Titus Toler (RS SO).
Safety: Hunter Wohler (SO), Kamo’i Latu (RS SO), Austin Brown (FR).
Wisconsin football opens its season on September 3 against the Illinois State Redbirds at Camp Randall Stadium.
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