The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2017 season.

Eric Lee

6-0  |  195  |  Sophomore  |  CB

The top-rated prospect from Nebraska’s 2015 recruiting class found his footing — in a big way — this spring under new cornerbacks coach Donte Williams.

Lee’s game improved to the point where he’s likely NU’s top nickel cornerback and will be the No. 3 corner overall if Chris Jones or Lamar Jackson gets hurt. Lee shed some bad weight, put on a little muscle, and still has all the natural cover skills he flashed in high school.

Sign up for Big Red Today news alerts

Get a daily Husker news roundup, recruiting updates and breaking news in your inbox.

Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. To sign up, click here.

If you're already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

Load comments

You must be a full digital subscriber to read this article You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.