Wisconsin Football: 2015 Season Predictions

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Oct 25, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Tanner McEvoy (5) rushes with the football as Maryland Terrapins defensive back Anthony Nixon (20) defends during the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Which Wisconsin player will have the biggest breakout year?

Rayan: There are a lot of options. I think Leon Jacobs, T.J Edwards, Connor Sheehy, and Leo Musso will all break out for the defense. Meanwhile, Tanner McEvoy, Jordan Frederick, Michael Dieter, and Micah Kapoi will break out for the offense. But if I had to pick one player, I’d say junior cornerback Sojourn Shelton. I think he returns to how he played as a freshman after a brutal sophomore slump. He’s going to essentially “re-breakout,” and transform Wisconsin’s good secondary into a great one.

Jim: It might not be the most original pick, but Tanner McEvoy will break out for the Badgers this season. I honestly don’t know yet whether it will be on offense or on defense, but some way, some how, McEvoy will be an impact player for the Badgers this season. He’s too big and athletic not to make a big impact.

Erik: Troy Fumagalli will be the breakout player for the Badgers in his sophomore season. Chryst has relied heavily on the tight ends, and with the lack of wide receiver threats, Stave will look to his big tight-end target often. Fumagalli will have a highly productive season and could eventually add to Wisconsin’s list of former tight ends in the NFL.

Taylor: I will give you two players. It’s hard to say a player like Vince Biegel will have a breakout season, but I think this is his year to shine. He’s a more developed player that in my opinion will lead the team in tackles for a loss this year. Not only that but I think comes close to doubling his 7.5 sacks from a year ago. I also think Tanner McEvoy breaks out at the receiver position. He’s 6’6″ and is very athletic and really adds to the receiver depth. Not only that but he can be used in a variety of different ways on offense. This could be a big year for the former quarterback.

Jon: Tanner McEvoy will finally break out as our “athlete” playing all over the field when needed. Some WR, some Safety, some QB draws. The sky is really the limit for McEvoy now that he has no defined role.

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