Scouting Wisconsin: Defense

Posted: September 24, 2014 in Football

The Badgers run a 3-4 base set for their defense but will bring in a 4-man front to stop the run. They have a mixture of youth and veterans throughout their two deep and will be ready to defend their home field. Let’s take a look at what the Bulls are facing as they enter Camp Randall. 

Defensive line

At defensive end is freshman Chikew Obasih (6’2″ 268 lbs.). He has 9 tackles and .5 sacks on the year. Behind him is freshman Alec James (6’3″ 259 lbs.). He has 4 tackles and 1.5 TFL on the year. At the other defensive end spot is senior Konrad Zagzebski (6’3″ 277 lbs.). He has 5 tackles on the year with 1 TFL. Behind him is junior Jake Keefer (6’3″ 269 lbs.). He has 2 tackles and 1 sack on the year. At the nose guard position is sophomore Arthur Goldberg (6’3″ 290 lbs.). He has 9 tackles on the year. Behind him is freshman Connor Sheehy (6’5″ 279 lbs.). He has 2 tackles with 1 TFL on the year.

Linebackers

At outside linebacker is junior Joe Schobert (6’4″ 240 lbs.). He has 15 tackles, 5 TFL, and 1.5 sacks on the year. Behind him is sophomore Leon Jacobs (6’2″ 230 lbs.). He has 7 tackles on the year. At the outside linebacker spot is sophomore Vince Biegel (6’4″ 244 lbs.). he has 13 tackles, 2 TFL and 1 sack on the year. Behind him is junior Jesse Hayes (6’3″ 229 lbs.). He has 2 tackles with 1.5 sacks on the year. At inside linebacker is Marcus Trotter (6′ 226 lbs.). He has 20 tackles with 2.5 TFL. Behind him is freshman D’Cota Dixon (5’10” 206 lbs.). At the other inside linebacker position is senior Derek Landisch (6′ 231 lbs.). He has 17 tackles with 4 TFL and 2 sacks on the year. Trotter backs him up at that spot as well.

Secondary

At cornerback is sophomore Sojourn Shelton (5’9″ 178 lbs.). He has 5 tackles on the year. Behind him is junior Devin Gaulden (5’10” 187 lbs.). He also has 5 tackles. At the other corner spot is junior Darius Hillary (5’11” 188 lbs.). He has 6 tackles with 3 passes defended. Behind him is freshman Derrick Tindal (5’11” 174 lbs.). He has 4 tackles on the year. At strong safety is junior Michael Caputo (6’1″ 212 lbs.). He has 21 tackles (leads the team) with 1 interception and 3 passes defended. Behind him is senior Peniel Jean (5’11” 194 lbs.). He has 9 tackles and 1 TFL. At free safety is freshman Lubern Figaro (6′ 179 lbs.). He has 5 tackles and 1 interception on the year. Behind him is sophomore Leo Musso (5’10” 194 lbs.).

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