Wisconsin Badgers Player Power Rankings: Offseason

In the inaugural edition of Badger Kickoff 2010, we ranked the 25 best players on the Wisconsin Badgers' roster.  Some were ranked too high (Josh Oglesby at No. 13), some were ranked too low (Montee Ball at No. 25) and some weren't ranked at all (Peter Konz and James White). But for the most part, the player power rankings accurately depicted which players were going to have the biggest impact in 2010.

Unfortunately, six of the top seven players we had ranked are now gone. Nick Toon, who we had ranked at No. 5, is the only one of those players remaining. So who else is left?

Here are our updated player power rankings as we head into the offseason (with 2010 ranking and 2011 eligibility noted):

1. Montee Ball (25) - Junior running back

2. James White (NR) - Sophomore running back

3. Nick Toon (5) -  Senior wide receiver

4. Chris Borland (8) - Sophomore linebacker

5. Ricky Wagner (NR) - Junior left tackle 

6. Peter Konz (NR) - Junior center

7. Jordan Kohout (21) - Sophomore defensive tackle

8. Aaron Henry (15) - Senior free safety

9. Mike Taylor (9) - Junior linebacker

10. Patrick Butrym (12) - Senior defensive tackle

11. Kevin Zeitler (18) - Senior offensive guard

12. Philip Welch (10) - Senior kicker

13. Brad Nortman (16) - Senior punter

14. Travis Frederick (19) - Sophomore offensive lineman

15. Louis Nzegwu (20) - Senior defensive end

16. Bradie Ewing (NR) - Senior fullback

17. Jacob Pedersen (NR) - Sophomore tight end

18. Antonio Fenelus (24) - Senior cornerback

19. Jon Budmayr (NR) - Sophomore quarterback

20. Jared Abbrederis (NR) - Sophomore wide receiver

21. Jake Byrne (NR) - Senior tight end

22. Devin Smith (23) - Senior cornerback

23. Josh Oglesby (13) - Senior right tackle

24. Manasseh Garner (NR) - Sophomore wide receiver/defensive end

25. Jeff Lewis (NR) - Freshman running back

As with any rankings, these are sure to cause some debate. So let's discuss...

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