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Fall Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

The Front Runners

Abbrederis will lead a group of young, inexperienced receivers.

Jared Abbrederis

Career Stats

Receptions 75
Receiving Yards 1,222
Receiving Touchdowns 11

Only a junior, Jared Abbrederis will not only take over as the No. 1 wide receiver for Wisconsin, but assumes a key leadership role as well. Without Nick Toon present last season during spring camp, Abbrederis shined as the leader of the receivers. With Toon now off playing for the New Orleans Saints, Abbrederis is beyond ready for the role this season.

The junior had a stellar, and in many ways overlooked season in 2012, but things will get tougher for him without Toon drawing the majority of the coverage. His production will likely depend on the ability of Wisconsin's other young and inexperienced wide receivers to step up.

Jeff Duckworth

Career Stats

Receptions 18
Receiving Yards 262
Receiving Touchdowns 1

Duckworth has experience, but will be fighting for a starting role come the fall.

Duckworth doesn't have huge career numbers, but is the most experienced receiver on Wisconsin's roster and his play in the Big Ten Championship game, gives him a solid edge to crack the starting line up.

Duckworth didn't have a great spring, but likely did just enough to at least be the No. 2 receiver heading into fall camp. The junior will have to fight to keep his job all season long as the Badgers have quite a few young receivers who are hungry for playing time.

Top Contenders

Marquis Mason

Career Stats

Receptions N/A
Receiving Yards N/A
Receiving Touchdowns N/A

Marquis Mason was easily one of the standouts from spring camp as the sophomore is as tough of a match up as it comes at receiver. The 6-foot-4, 223-pound physical specimen is beginning to get really comfortable with Wisconsin's offense, and seems to mesh well with first-year Assistant Coach Zach Azzanni.

If Mason is going to contribute and play a role for Wisconsin this season, he'll need to be consistent. Mason doesn't struggle with drops, but tends to disappear from the action too much. For someone with a ton of potential, the Badgers will need him to make plays and continue to grow as a player.

Hammond will look to continue his momentum from the spring game.

Chase Hammond

Career Stats

Receptions N/A
Receiving Yards N/A
Receiving Touchdowns N/A

Another young, talented wide receiver, Chase Hammond was the surprise of the Spring Game in April. At 6-foot-5, 212-pounds, Hammond is also a difficult match up for any defensive back.

Hammond didn't quite have the spring camp Mason did, but he's still exciting to watch and consider for the future. He's getting better at coming off the ball and gaining separation, but still needs the maturity and consistency to stay on the field.

Isaiah Williams

Career Stats

Receptions N/A
Receiving Yards N/A
Receiving Touchdowns N/A

Doe could be used in some packages in order to get the ball in his hands.

Between Mason, Hammond, and Isaiah Williams, Williams could be the most ready to contribute as the sophomore was probably the most consistent receiver between the three, something Azzanni preached all spring. Williams has an excellent combination of size and speed and even looked like he could possibly contribute last season.

Dark Horse

Kenzel Doe

Career Stats

Receptions 2
Receiving Yards 4
Receiving Touchdowns 0

Doe received limited playing time as a true freshman last season. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound receiver could be in the thick of things this season. Wisconsin would like to find more ways to get Doe the ball and showed some interested packages for him during the spring.

Manasseh Garner

Career Stats

Receptions 2
Receiving Yards 45
Receiving Touchdowns 0

If he's healthy, there's no question Manasseh Garner could be in the two-deep. He was hindered by a sports hernia all of last season and even missed the entire spring camp. If there's anyone who needs a big fall camp, it's Garner.

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