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

Alex Davis

6-5  |  255  |  Sophomore  |  OLB/DE

He looks great coming off the bus — now it’s time for Davis, in just his fourth season of organized football, to make it happen in games. He has a real shot to be NU’s starting boundary outside linebacker, but that role requires run-stopping and pass-rushing skill sets that Davis hasn’t quite shown yet.

The Huskers knew Davis — a former basketball standout who started playing football as a high school senior — would be a project, and he’s put on 40-some pounds to prepare for this role. Now’s the time for all the pieces to fall into place. He battled a foot injury after spring ball.

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