The wide receiver position is hypothesized to be a deep position for the Badgers, but you would never know with how underutilized they are. We thought 2018 would be different since so much talent was returning to the team. The quarterback position could be to blame, or maybe the receivers aren’t that good? I’ll go with the former. For now.
Taylor started out hot as the top target in 2018 due to Quinetz Cephus and Danny Davis being suspended. Taylor was up and down as his hands were a bit inconsistent. He’s made good plays throughout the year and will be somebody the starting quarterback trusts greatly in 2019. His leadership will be invaluable to this team.
Davis is perhaps the most talented of the bunch. He was suspended for the first two games and had to earn his way back into the offense. In the second half of the season, he’s been as good you can expect out of the receiver spot from Wisconsin. Next year he should be a focal point of the offense as a junior.
Pryor is probably best known for his running abilities on the famous Wisconsin jet sweeps. He’s averaging 10.5 yards per carry in his two years in Madison and should continue that success next year. He’s an underrated receiver which is unlucky because Wisconsin isn’t the best at moving the ball through the air.
Cruickshank spent most of his 2018 returning kicks, which he did pretty well. His explosiveness is something Paul Chryst will have to work into the offense more next year as he only had six touches all year. With another offseason under his belt, I expect he has more trust with the ball and should see more playing time.