- Clay Cundiff
Cundiff suffered a knee injury against Iowa after appearing in 5 games, which caused him to miss the rest of the 2021 season. In 2022’s first two games he has shown up as one of the top tight ends on the Badgers. He has put in 110% effort so far this season. Cundiff needs to cut back on his mistakes: he had one fumbled pass on the 11-yard line. Cundiff and Mertz seem to be working well together as Mertz threw Cundiff back-to-back touchdowns. Overall, I think Cundiff has the potential to fill the shoes of standout tight end Jack Ferguson
2. Braelon Allen
Allen has shown time and time again why he is one of the best young running backs in the Big10. He was a prodigy for the Badgers last year at only 17. There’s no telling where he is going to take the offensive team this year.
3. Graham Mertz
Despite how much crap people give Graham Mertz, I think his talent and build could make him one of the top quarterbacks in the Big10. He just needs to start being consistent. Mertz orchestrated a lot of successful passes: he completed 18-of-31 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception against Washington ST. Again, if he starts being consistent and consistently finds his receivers, he will start to be a huge asset to the Badger’s offense.
4. Isaiah Mullens
Returning defensive end starter is giving Wisconsin’s defensive line a chance to be rock solid. He had been a steady presence for the badgers as he takes on double teams to open up gaps for his teammates to make plays.
5. Jay Shaw
6th-year senior who played at UCLA last year, and played all 12 games, tying the team lead with three interceptions.