LT: Cole Van Lanen – Sr.
LG: Jon Dietzen – Sr.
C: Kayden Lyles – Jr.
RG: Logan Bruss – Jr.
RT: Tyler Beach – Jr.

Despite losing three players who started games last season, Wisconsin’s offensive line got a shot in the arm with the return of Dietzen, who retired following the 2018 season due to injury concerns. Dietzen has 35 games of experience under his belt, including 32 starts between left tackle and left guard.

A preseason first-team All-American (USA Today), Van Lanen opted to return for his senior season and not test the NFL Draft waters. A candidate for the Outland Trophy, Van Lanen has played in 40 games, including 15 starts at left tackle.

Lyles will move to the center position to help replace Tyler Biadasz and appears to be the frontrunner there.

“(Kayden) is battling to get back and I like where he is right now, I really do,” offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph said. “I’m really impressed with him as a kid and as a competitor to get himself in position to compete for this job.”

Although Bruss started at right tackle each of the last two seasons, he’s got a background as a guard. Moving him inside helps get the talented Beach in the mix and allows UW to have arguably its best five linemen on the field.

The Badgers have good depth and talent among their projected reserves. Seltzner has played in 26 games and is likely still competing for a spot with the No. 1 unit. Sampson played in 13 games last season, while Furtney appeared in 14. Brown and Tippmann are two highly-rated prospects from the 2019 recruiting class.

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