Indispensable Badger #37

Counting down the days to Wisconsin opens training camp, Badger Nation's new summer feature will rank the 50 most indispensable players of the 2013 Wisconsin football team. Today we reveal No.37.

Sherard Cadogan

Position: Linebacker

Experience: Redshirt Junior

2012 Stats: Played in 13 games with one start, making his first career start against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1.

Strengths: Cadogan has a quick first step off the line of scrimmage and has great closing speed in pursuit. He is capable of producing turnovers because of his solid form tackling.

Weaknesses: Although his 230-pound frame is big compared to most linebackers, Cadogan needs to work on his strength which contributes to him not starting for the Badgers.

Overall: Cadogan has been on both sides of the ball in both high school and college. After Derek Watt emerged as the team's solid starting fullback, surpassing Cadogan during the nonconference season, the Badgers coaching staff hopes that they finally have put Cadogan in the correct position this season. Having experience at the collegiate level, Cadogan knows what it takes to be a contributor.

Although Cadogan's depth chart status is unknown at this point, look for him to step in quite a bit as he is a lethal threat for the Badgers in the 3-4 defense; a scheme that allows him to utilize his athleticism and quickness off the ball that are rare for a linebacker.

Up next: One of a handful of true freshman to play last year, our No.36 players' athleticism and natural ability will make it hard for the Wisconsin coaches to keep him off the field.


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