Assesing the Wisconsin Badgers Offense in 2010

Jake WinieckiCorrespondent IIIJune 28, 2010

Coming into the 2010 college football season, the Badgers return all but one offensive starter. That player being TE Garrett Graham. Besides losing him to the NFL, Wisconsin's offense is loaded and ready to take off.

Replacing Graham is senior Lance Kendricks. The 6'4 Milwaukee native caught 29 passes for 356 yards and three touchdowns last season as the No. 2 TE.  Now that he is the clear cut starter he should continue in a long tradition of great Badger tight ends.

The receiving corps should be one of the better in the Big 10 next year.  They are comprised of returning senior ace David Gilreath, senior Kyle Jefferson, junior Nick Toon, and senior Isaac Anderson. 

Toon is the best of the bunch and the number one option for Tolzien.  He had a team-high 54 catches for 805 yards and four touchdowns. A potential 1,000 yards season from Toon could elevate his status to being one of the best receivers in the conference.

All five starting offensive lineman return for this upcoming season. 

Going into this season, this group is being considered one of, if not the best, in all of college football.  Look for them to open huge holes for Clay and company to run through.

Scott Tolzien did an overall good job at QB last year, though at times he struggled.  It was a significant step up from '08 when they were shuffling between Allen Everidge and Dustin Sherer.  Tolzien completed 64 percent of his passes last year, while throwing for over 2,700 yards and 16 TDs.  Look for him to have a big year this fall.

At running back, the Badgers have the Big 10 offensive player of the year, an early Doak Walker award candidate, and even potential Heisman candidate, for this season.  Clay rush for 1,500 yards and 18 TD's last season on a 5.3 per carry average.  He will be backed up by Montee Ball and Zach Brown.  This three-headed monster of a rushing attack should help propel the Badgers offense this season.

There is no doubt that the Badgers have a talented offense.  This fall will put it to the test.  Wisconsin will likely be ranked in the top 10 to start the '10 season. 

If all goes as planned they will be competing for a trip to Pasadena, or even something better.