Guard | Wisconsin | Senior
Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 309 pounds
2018: Started all 13 games at right guard; helped the Badgers rank No. 1 in the Big Ten in rushing and No. 6 in FBS (averaged 273.4 yards per game), blocked for All-American running back Jonathan Taylor, who led the FBS in rushing with 2,194 yards
Career: Started 49 of 49 games played for the Badgers; 43 starts at right guard and six starts (in 2015) at right tackles
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Summary: A Wisconsin native, Beau Benzschawel attended Grafton High School and played tight end and defensive end on the gridiron in addition to playing basketball and baseball. He originally committed to Syracuse but ended up committing to Wisconsin in October of 2013.
After redshirting in 2014, Benzschawel started all eight games he appeared in for the Badgers in 2015. He received Second-Team All-Big Ten honors from coaches in 2016 and continued to garner attention and improve his game as a junior in 2017. That season, he was named First-Team All-America by Sports Illustrated and was a consensus First-Team All-Big Ten selection, an honor he received again as a senior in 2018.
NFL analyst Lance Zierlein defined Benzschawel as “well-coached and fundamentally sound” and included the following among his list of strengths: “consistent footwork for zone blocks and double teams; has grip strength to hang on against forceful shed attempts; battles through the snap and doesn’t like to give in.”
Zierlein said that Benzschawel’s “allure to GMs and offensive coaches could be his ability to match up against athletic, sub-package rushers in today's quickness-oriented rush approaches.”
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Stacking up: Benzschawel was ranked as the 10th-best interior lineman in this year’s draft class by The Athletic’s Dane Brugler. NFL Media’s Bucky Brooks did not include the guard in his pre-combine top five.
Badger blood: Wisconsin football runs in Benzschawel’s family. His younger brother, Luke, is a tight end for the Badgers, and his father (1983-87) and uncle (1988-92) also played for the Big Ten program. Benzschawel’s grandfather, John Morgen, competed in rowing at Wisconsin from 1955-57 and later served as president of the National W Club (1990-91).