Nebraska's 2015 training camp begins Thursday with a new staff and just enough holes on the depth chart for true freshmen to potentially make an impact.
Which 10 will we be watching closest? We'll get there in a minute.
Let's start with a few players who have excellent potential, but several seasoned, talented players in front of them, which could make their immediate impact unlikely.
Offensive lineman Jalin Barnett: Recruited to play guard, Barnett is NU's highest-rated recruit in the class, but the Huskers' roster is chock-full of guards for at least another year. He's a redshirt candidate.
Offensive tackle Christian Gaylord: The freshman lineman with the best-looking frame, Gaylord already knows he's redshirting this year. Nebraska has three or four senior offensive tackles. Gaylord may have the highest ceiling of any lineman in the last two recruiting classes.
Cornerback Eric Lee: Nebraska's secondary is also pretty well-stocked with seniors Daniel Davie and Jonathan Rose. Lee could contribute on special teams if coaches want that, but they may also wait a year.
Defensive back Avery Anderson: Lee's close friend and fellow Coloradoan had as strong of a spring camp as Lee — perhaps stronger. He, too, will have to battle to crack a stocked depth chart.
>> Now, the 10 to watch closest, in the order to watch them:
Linebacker Dedrick Young: A superb two-way player in Arizona, Young enrolled early and looked at home playing weakside linebacker, where range is important against the pass, and downhill toughness is important against the run. He could win a starting job.
Safety Aaron Williams: Preseason surgery to senior Byerson Cockrell makes it even more likely that Williams — the least heralded but probably most accomplished of the three early defensive back enrollees — will play this fall. You don't get to be two-time all-state in Georgia without being a gifted playmaker.
Wide receiver Stanley Morgan: If quarterback Tommy Armstrong and wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp are hyping Morgan at Big Ten media days, put it in the bank. He'll play. Nebraska's wide receiver corps is depleted enough at this point that he could be second-string, if he takes quickly to coach Keith Williams' tutelage.
Linebacker/safety Mo Barry: Only grade issues kept top programs away from Barry, but he successfully qualified to play at Nebraska. His highlight film is impressive, and there's a clear "want-to" there. May need to gain some weight.
Linebacker/safety Antonio Reed: A lightly-recruited prospect from outside of Memphis, Reed has earned early praise inside the program for his build. He'd prefer safety, but might be a kind of hybrid safety/linebacker if necessary.
Tight end Matt Snyder: Set aside the recruiting rankings on Snyder. He has the size and skill set Nebraska's new staff wants in a tight end. Given the Huskers' relative mediocrity after skilled starter Cethan Carter, Snyder has a shot to play right away.
Running back Jordan Stevenson: Nebraska put a full-court press on Stevenson for a reason. He's a blazer with as much natural talent as any Husker running back recruit since Aaron Green. Will he be in shape? Will he pick up what coaches Mike Riley and Danny Langsdorf want out of the position? Stevenson is a big run waiting to happen, but the same was true of Green, and it took him four years and a different school for him to become a complete player.
Long snapper Jordan Ober: A scholarship long snapper is supposed to win the job immediately, keep it for four years, and never make a mistake. That's Ober's challenge.
Defensive lineman Carlos Davis: He may not be quite big enough yet to play inside, but he's shown a peppy first step at defensive end. Nebraska needs help there.
Defensive end DaiShon Neal: Off the bus, Neal's physique looks ready for college football. He's similar to former Husker Zach Potter in that way. Potter was an elite two-sport athlete. Neal has to flash athleticism and an ability to play the position the right way. He can chase ball-carriers well, but sometimes one has to stay home.