JC transfer Cockrell making most of opportunity at nickel

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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:44 pm | Updated: 5:18 pm, Wed Aug 27, 2014.

Just about the time that the Nebraska defense was starting to feel good with Charles Jackson at the nickel position, it lost the junior to a season-ending knee injury before the first week of fall camp was over.

A few weeks later, Byerson Cockrell has done some work toward possibly making that loss sting a little less, at a position where the Huskers have been spoiled to have Eric Hagg and Ciante Evans over the last six seasons.

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