By Adam Roberts – 11/27/2020
With so much uncertainty surrounding football, COVID-19, and the impact a case can cause to athletes’ long-term health, it’s not surprising that juniors have started to end their seasons earlier than normal if they plan on playing at the next level. It’s become practice for many top prospects to sit out lesser bowl games out of caution for their draft stock, and this year we’re seeing players do this even before bowl season.
A Badger corner did became the latest to announce his plans today. Junior Rachad Wildgoose on Twitter today declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, and said he would be forgoing the rest of the 2020 regular season for Wisconsin as he prepares. Wildgoose recorded six tackles in two Badger games this season, and in his essentially two-and-a-half career has recorded 57 tackles, defended 14 passes, and recorded an 11-yard interception last season.
Wisconsin-Minnesota was cancelled earlier this week, and so the Badgers next get #12 Indiana at Camp Randall on December 5th.