The Wisconsin Badgers may have a lot of young talent, but they also have several seniors who are departing the team following the conclusion of the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.
Among Wisconsin's regular contributors, eight players will run out of eligibility—pending the appeals of quarterback Curt Phillips and defensive end Brendan Kelly for a sixth year. That still leaves the Badgers with plenty of returning players, but there will be some notable vacancies to fill heading into the 2013 season.
Surprisingly enough, the position manned by the most talented of those leaving at season's end won't even crack this list. That being said, let's look at the biggest holes in the roster the Badgers must fill next season.