Receivers and Tight Ends
Unfortunately for anyone who receives the ball, they can only go as far as the quarterback does. I will say though, despite Mertz’s struggles, especially in Week 1, Danny Davis has looked pretty good so far this year.
I wasn’t sure how much production we’d get out of him. Not for lack of talent, but because the offense for the Wisconsin football team is littered with talent. At receiver alone, there’s Davis, Kendric Pryor, and Chimere Dike. Then you add in Jake Ferguson at tight end, who will likely command a good about of targets. But Davis has been the most productive receiver for the Badgers. He has 11 receptions for a team-leading 129 yards receiving.
Jake Ferguson has been a popular target for Mertz as well. He leads the team in receptions with 12. He has 69 receiving yards as well. Eventually, he’s going to get into the end zone. Once Mertz and this offense get rolling, his numbers are going to look even better, but for now, he’s been producing decent numbers.
Kendric Pryor was the most productive receiver in Week 2. He had 4 catches for 54 yards. He almost had another catch for a touchdown, but he bobbled it out of the endzone. I thought we’d see him more involved in the running game with the jet motion sweeps that he’s done effectively in the past, but in the first two games, Chryst hasn’t called a whole lot of those types of plays. Maybe he doesn’t want to show too much for the upcoming Notre Dame game, but the lack of creativity is concerning.