Last season, the Wisconsin football team found themselves with more seniors than could start, leaving them with a bevy of experience and a dearth of spots for freshmen. Cornerback Sojourn Shelton was the only one to crack the starting lineup as a freshman.
This season, the Badgers' collection of seniors have all graduated, leaving nearly every spot on defense up for grabs. The question then becomes will anyone from the Badgers' highly-touted recruiting class step in and fill a starting role right away?
While I believe most freshmen will have a chance to see the field this season, it's unlikely more than a couple of them will start. With that being said, let's take a look at which freshmen can crack the starting lineup this season.