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Wide receivers

August 29, 2017 GMT

Depth chart

Starters

11 Jazz Peavy 6-0 189 Sr. Kenosha

87 Quintez Cephus 6-1 205 So. Macon, Ga.

Backups

17 George Rushing 6-1 200 Sr. Miramar, Fla.

4 A.J. Taylor 5-11 202 So. Kansas City, Mo.

3 Kendric Pryor 5-11 185 Fr. Hazel Crest, Ill.

The rest

6 Danny Davis 6-0 186 Fr. Springfield, Ohio

22 Cade Green 5-11 185 Fr. Austin, Texas

82 Emmet Perry 6-2 184 Fr. Grand Prairie, Texas

89 Deron Harrell 6-2 181 Fr. Denver

16 Jack Dunn 5-7 180 Fr. Madison

24 Adam Krumholz 6-1 201 Fr. Stoughton

38 Sam DeLany 5-10 162 Fr. Delafield

43 Peter Roy 6-0 195 Jr. Muskego

THE SKINNY

Peavy enters as the clear No. 1 and could be in line for a big senior season. Rushing has competed with Cephus for the other starting spot during fall camp, but Cephus’ size, speed and explosiveness could make the sophomore a breakout candidate this year. Rushing will still see plenty of snaps as a senior, while UW hopes Taylor and Pryor can take positive steps in their second years on campus. This position group has a veteran leader in Peavy and a host of young players with potential to do great things.

GLASS-IS-HALF-FULL FORECAST

Peavy follows Jared Abbrederis and Alex Erickson as UW’s next star receiver, and Cephus has the breakout season many see as possible. It makes the passing game much more explosive and the Badgers create the big plays that weren’t there last season.

GLASS-IS-HALF-EMPTY FORECAST

Cephus and the rest of UW’s young receivers aren’t ready to make major contributions, and Peavy isn’t able to handle the receiving load by himself. The Badgers don’t have enough weapons on the outside to produce a consistent passing game.

THE NUMBER

700 Last season was the first time since 2010 that no UW wideouts topped 700 yards receiving.