I don't know what it is about the state of Wisconsin, but they produce giant offensive linemen like none other. The typical offensive line for the Badgers averages around 6'6 and 320 lbs and use that incredible size to maul defensive linemen and open up gaping holes for the running backs. Despite the loss of All-Americans Gabe Carimi and John Moffitt, the 2011 line should be one of the best in the nation.
LT- Ricky Wagner- (RS) Junior
LG- Jake Current- Senior
C- Peter Konz- (RS) Junior
RG- Kevin Zeitler- Senior
RT- Josh Oglesby- (RS) Senior
This group has the potential to be as good as any in recent memory for the Badgers. There may not be a superstar at tackle like a Joe Thomas or Gabe Carimi, but Ricky Wagner and Josh Oglesby are both very solid, and if Oglesby could stay healthy for a full season, he could be a first round pick next year. Oglesby has suffered from numerous knee problems, which opened the door for Wagner to replace him last season, and he took full advantage, completing a great season at right tackle. With Carimi gone, Wagner will move to left tackle and Oglesby will take his spot on the right side.
The most sure-fire player on this line is Peter Konz, the two-year starter at center who should garner some All-American talk in 2011. All of these players are great run blockers and good pass blockers, and with this group up front, the running back corp will not have to worry about open holes to run through this season
Travis Frederick- (RS) Sophomore
Casey Dehn- (RS) Sophomore
Robert Burge- (RS) Junior
Dallas Lewallen- (RS) Freshman
This is as deep of a group of offensive linemen as their is in the country. Don't be surprised to see Travis Frederick making a serious push to become a starter, and if the injury bug strikes Josh Oglesby or someone else again, Frederick will step right in. Dehn and Burge will also provide solid depth in case of injury, and they certainly have starting potential going forward.