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

Mohamed Barry

6-1  |  230  |  Sophomore  |  LB

Some excitement is starting to brew around Barry, who made strides during spring practice. He’s now in position to play behind Chris Weber and Dedrick Young at inside linebacker as the Huskers launch their 3-4 scheme under Bob Diaco.

Barry is smart — Academic All-Big Ten last season — and colorful — speaks multiple languages — and started to show some of his football chops as a redshirt freshman on special teams with six tackles and a fumble recovery against Tennessee on kickoff coverage. He is a physical player with size very similar to Young.

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