Zack Baun

Wisconsin outside linebacker Zack Baun, left, put himself in line for a starting job next season after showing improvement throughout his junior season. 

1. Zack Baun, Sr., and Tyler Johnson, Sr.

2. Christian Bell, Jr., and Noah Burks, Jr.

Name to watch: Izayah Green-May, So.

Pass rushing from this position could take a major hit with the departure of Andrew Van Ginkel. Baun returns as a sure starter after getting better throughout his junior season, but Johnson could have competition for the other starting spot.

Badgers defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard mentioned Burks, Green-May and redshirt freshman Jaylan Franklin among young defensive players who impressed him in practice during the latter stages of the 2018 season.

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