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

Mikale Wilbon

5-9  |  200  |  Junior  |  RB

The light appears to have gone on for the shifty runner from Chicago. Wilbon spent the last two seasons getting spot duty and not being able to solidify his role. But this spring — kind of a put-up-or-shut-up period for Wilbon — he made strides as a pass blocker and in learning Nebraska’s pro-style playbook.

He may be Nebraska’s best pure runner, and he’s the guy who can make the first defender miss. Still — just 24 career carries and six career receptions. He may triple each of those numbers this season. He may be a kickoff return factor, too.

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