McKewon: Next 2 drafts look modest for NU
Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead appears likely to be a midround draft choice. He lacks top-end speed, but he works holes well, catches the ball, blocks and still makes plays in the fourth quarter. Such versatility is prized in any NFL back below the All-Pro level.
Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — A week from now, a bunch of ex-Huskers will be clutching a new playbook. Or sorting through various free agent offers. Or still waiting for the phone to ring, for a shot at a professional football dream.
The NFL draft will change local football lives. A lot of them, considering the size of NU's senior class. Enough players have carved success out of humble beginnings that several Huskers know that all it takes is a chance and the right team to give it. But naturally, it's easier to go during the NFL draft.
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