Indispensable Badger #26

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.26.

Jordan Fredrick

Position: Wide Receiver

Experience: Redshirt Sophomore

Strengths: Fredrick has speed before and after the catch, which puts him above the rest of the other wide receivers battling for the other starting spot on the depth chart. Fredrick has great size for a receiver which will make him effective.

Weaknesses: Although he is aggressive thanks to his high school experience as a defender, Fredrick needs to build his strength when it comes to fighting for yards after contact.

Overall: With a 6-3, 220-frame, Fredrick is a speedy wideout who can make plays both in the open field and in the air. His high school experience as a defensive back has helped him become a physical wide receiver which will be a favorable target in 50-50 balls in the redzone. His size and deceptive speed will make him effective in all aspects of the receiving game.

After catching his first career touchdown in last season's Rose Bowl, look for Fredrick to build on that momentum and be a critical target all season for a Badgers' receivers group in desperate need of players to step up to the plate.

Up Next: In a position loaded with depth, our No.25 player finally made an impact last year after years of battling nagging injuries, and is looking to expand his role this season


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