We will try and keep this list as up to date and accurate as possible, but please feel free to alert us when something is wrong. We know you commenters are shy about correcting us lmao. As always, it is important to note what Owen often mentions: most players for Wisconsin DON’T leave school early although no one would blame them for doing so.
Every year I see #Badgers media members (not picking on Zach) wonder if UW will have players leave early to enter the draft, but to my knowledge only 3 have left before completing 4 years at UW (RS JR):— Owen Riese (@RieseDraft) December 14, 2021
assume they’re staying https://t.co/WPm8VOVhq9
NFL Draft decisions
- Keeanu Benton, junior, NT: leaning towards staying, but waiting for NFL Draft evaluation
#Badgers DL Keeanu Benton plans to return for his senior year. Still waiting on his NFL draft evaluation.— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) December 14, 2021
UPDATE, 1/13/22, 9:30 p.m. CT:
It’s official, Benton is back!
Dear Wisconsin, it has been an awesome ride the past 3 years. It’s been so much fun that I can’t wait to return for one more season and chase a natty. Let’s rock. #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/uXApL6tYw1— Keeanu Benton (@keeanu_benton) January 14, 2022
- Leo Chenal, junior, ILB: he will wait until after the bowl game to make a decision
Not surprisingly, #Badgers LB Leo Chenal notes he will sit down after the bowl game to evaluate whether to head to the NFL or come back in 2022. Will gather all relevant intel.— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) December 14, 2021
UPDATE, 1/3/22, 6:20 p.m. CT:
Chenal will be heading to the NFL Draft. Good luck to him!
Taking an extra year?
- Michael Balistreri, senior, DE: moving on
- Tyler Beach, senior, OL: coming back
- Logan Bruss, senior, OL: moving on
- *John Chenal, senior, FB: moving on
- Jake Ferguson, senior, TE: moving on
- Matt Henningsen, senior, DE: moving on
- Faion Hicks, senior, CB: moving on
- Collin Larsh, senior, K: coming back; just kidding, he is now, as of 2/21/22, going pro
- Tyler Mais, senior, S: moving on
- Scott Nelson, senior, S: moving on
- *Jack Sanborn, senior, ILB: moving on
- Conor Schlichting, senior, P: moving on
- Josh Seltzner, senior, OL: moving on
- Blake Smithback, senior, OL: moving on
- Danny Vanden Boom, senior, QB: moving on
- *Andy Vujnovich, senior, P: coming back
- *Bryson Williams, senior, NT: moving on
If there is nothing written about their decision, it means they haven’t publicly given an answer yet. Now that spring practice has started, we have just assumed the players that didn’t make a public announcement are moving on since, well, they aren’t on the spring roster.
* means that they are a senior that hasn’t used their redshirt year
the player(s) in BOLD are the newest update