Here are five players to watch today who seem poised to find roles with the Huskers next season.
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Two seasons have come and gone without the I-back from Texas playing a snap, so there’s still anticipation for his “debut.” Along with Imani Cross, Terrell Newby and Mikale Wilbon, there also is a curiosity factor with how each I-back might fit the new system.
There’s a lot to like about the redshirt freshman guard who has a nice combination of power and quickness. Nobody knows yet how the line rotation might shake out, but the 6-foot-3, 310-pounder from Lincoln Southeast will get a long look.
The redshirt freshman from suburban Kansas City might just be at the right place at the right time, with NU losing Randy Gregory and in definite need of help at defensive end. But the former tight end also has helped himself this spring and might be an edge rusher who can help the Huskers.
He’s not as big as some other Husker cornerbacks at 5-10 and 170 pounds, but it was not hard to take notice this spring of the redshirt freshman from Texas as he made play after play after play. Maybe his time doesn’t come yet, but his nose for the football is worth watching.
Nebraska needs help at linebacker, which makes the January arrival of Young that much more important as he gets a head start on learning the system. He already looks the part and proved his athleticism and toughness in high school as a 1,500-yard rusher as a senior in suburban Phoenix.