Arkansas Linebacker Jaheim Thomas
Landing Arkansas linebacker Jaheim Thomas was a big one. He's familiar with Luke Fickell's defense from his time at Cincinnati and posted some big numbers in the SEC this past season with the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker led Arkansas with 90 tackles while adding 17 pressures, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks.
The Badgers needed an influx of athleticism in their linebacking corps. With just one year of eligibility, he gives Wisconsin a plug-and-play starter who could provide an upgrade in that department.
Anyone who grades out as a plus player at two stops and has produced is a notable addition to the team in my book. He was the No. 5 available linebacker in the transfer portal, according to On3.