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A scout told Bob McGinn Football that Nebraska QB Tanner Lee is a "scouting nightmare."

As McGinn notes, Lee does have tools; as the 6-foot-4, 218-pound signal-caller has a strong arm, tested well in the Wonderlic (27) and ran a 4.95 second 40 yard dash. He also was inaccurate with the football, and made "slew of bad decisions" to McGinn. Lee likely signs as a priority free agent that an NFL team will try and develop into a backup, but there's an awful lot of work to be done here.
Apr 23 - 8:22 PM

Nebraska freshman QB Adrian Martinez completed 10-of-13 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and three scores during the Nebraska spring game.

It's important to note that the spring game is a controlled scrimmage. It's also important to note that you can't touch the quarterback in the pocket. Combine those two, and it's pretty easy for a quarterback to put up big numbers. That being said, it's an excellent introduction for the freshman signal-caller as he tries to win the starting job. He performed well in the practices leading up to the game as well, so there's a real good chance we'll see the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Martinez under center for the opener against Akron on September 1.
Apr 21 - 5:15 PM

Nebraska redshirt freshman DB Bradley Bummer was hospitalized as a precaution after suffering an undisclosed injury concern during Tuesday's practice.

Cornhuskers HC Scott Frost said only that Bunner sustained the injury in a "collision." Thankfully, the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder already looks to be in the clear, having been released from the hospital without requiring overnight observation. The redshirt freshman walked on to the team last year after excelling during an open tryout.
Source: Fansided
Apr 17 - 6:59 PM

Head coach Scott Frost said he is "excited" about freshman QB Adrian Martinez.

QB Patrick O’Brien's transfer request was granted, meaning the Cornhuskers are left with a gaping hole at quarterback. Martinez and redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia are the only two scholarship quarterbacks eligible to play in 2018 and will both have a chance to claim the starting job. While Gebbia has slightly more experience with the program, he was recruited by former coach Mike Riley whereas Martinez was recruited by Frost. This makes a bigger difference than most think and should give the benefit of the doubt to Martinez for the starting position.
Source: Land of 10
Apr 12 - 8:01 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore QB Patrick O'Brien will transfer.

Huskers HC Scott Frost said that O'Brien was moving on to find an offensive system better suited to his set of skills, explaining that the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder had begun to lose steam in competition with Tristan Gebbia, Andrew Bunch and Adrian Martinez, who offer a better fit with Frost as dual-threat quarterbacks who can scoot around. That's just not the style of pro-style passer O'Brien. In his first taste of collegiate action this past season, the outgoing Nebraska signal-caller completed 18-of-30 passes for 192 yards, no touchdowns and an interception while playing backup to Tanner Lee. Should he opt to keep his transfer within the FBS, he'll have to sit out the 2018 season in order to satisfy NCAA regulations.
Apr 12 - 1:21 PM

Nebraska received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 RB Thomas Grayson.

Grayson picks the Cornhuskers over offers from schools like Texas Tech, Tennessee, and Syracuse. The Tulsa product is ranked the 12th best player in the Sooner State by 247 Sports, and the 100th best running back overall.
Source: Land Of 10
Apr 9 - 10:42 PM

Nebraska signed previously uncommitted 2018 three-star WR Andre Hunt in February.

Hunt chose the Cornhuskers over fellow finalists USC and Oregon State. He was ranked the 65th best player in the state of California by 247 Sports composite rankings, and the 96th best wide receiver. A report from Greg Biggins of 247 Sports suggests that he can make tacklers miss with agility, and can make an impact in the return game. That skill set could allow Hunt to get early playing time for Nebraska, maybe as soon as this fall.
Source: 247 Sports
Mar 26 - 3:53 PM

Bleacher Report's Brad Shepard lists Nebraska junior RB Tre Bryant as one of the players who is set to "shock" the college football world.

Bryant showed flashes of brilliance in the first two games of the year for the Cornhuskers, but he missed the final 10 games of the year with knee issues. "If the 5'11", 200-pound junior from St. Louis can return after surgery to correct chronic knee problems, he should be a workhorse for new Huskers coach Scott Frost, who has a knack for getting the ball into his top playmakers' hands," writes Shepard. "If he's healthy, Bryant can be a centerpiece." We're excited to see what he can do in Frost's offense in 2018.
Mar 26 - 1:53 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline relays that Nebraska FB Luke McNitt "really impressed scouts" during Wednesday's pro day.

McNitt (6'0/237) posted very respectable testing marks for a fullback, including a 34-inch vertical jump and a 40-yard dash in the mid-to-high 4.7's. Pauline passes along that McNitt additionally "really looked good catching the ball." He's a probable UDFA candidate for after April's draft.
Mar 15 - 4:53 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Nebraska WR DeMornay Pierson-El met "extensively" with the Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers during Wednesday's pro day.

Pierson-El (5'9/195) turned in a 37.5-inch vertical jump, a 120-inch broad jump and a 40-yard dash of 4.57 seconds on Wednesday. A likely undrafted free agent once the dust settles next month, Pierson-El has some appeal as a punt returner. During his most productive college season on that front, the Nebraska product ran back 34 punts for 596 yards (17.5 YPR) and three touchdowns in 2014.
Mar 15 - 2:47 PM

Nebraska T Nick Gates met with the Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins during Wednesday's pro day.

Gates (6'5/307) stood on his testing marks from the NFL Scouting Combine on pro day. During festivities in Indianapolis, the offensive lineman -- he could potentially be drafted as a right tackle or guard -- posted a composite athletic testing score in just the second percentile of NFL offensive linemen, a very ominous mark for his professional outlook. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein is viewing Gates as a fringe draftable prospect.
Mar 15 - 1:52 PM

Nebraska HC Scott Frost indicated that sophomore WR Tyjon Lindsey is showing no ill effects from his January hospitalization following a workout.

Lindsey and defensive end Dylan Owen were hospitalized and treated for rhadomyolysis -- a muscle injury which can lead to kidney damage -- after a particularly strenuous late January workout. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Lindsey is apparently no worse for the wear as the Huskers get set to start up spring practice on Friday. Said Frost, "Ever since then, he's done great. Looks quick and fast." Lindsey caught 12 passes for 76 yards as a true freshman in 2017 after signing with the program as a highly-touted four-star recruit last February. We're excited to see what kind of numbers he could put up in Frost's offensive attack this coming season.
Mar 15 - 1:14 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore S JoJo Domann (knee) will not participate in spring practice.

Domann (6'1/200) tore his ACL in practice last April and subsequently missed the entirety of the 2017 season. He took a redshirt for the campaign. Huskers HC Scott Frost passed along to reporters near the end of January that the safety had suffered a setback in his rehab, hence why he's still not physically ready for the rigors of practice. With his knee still causing him obvious issue, there is no current timetable for Domann's return to full health. Playing as a true freshman in a healthy 2016 season, the safety recorded eight tackles and a forced fumble while working mostly on special teams.
Mar 14 - 6:59 PM

Nebraska junior RB Tre Bryant (knee) will be a limited participant in spring practice.

Bryant (5'11/200) was fantastically productive in Nebraska's first two games last season, rushing for 299 yards (5.9 YPC) and a pair of touchdowns, but he would not play again during the campaign due to knee issues. He's currently rehabbing from surgery. With Bryant set to participate in spring work on only a limited basis, Devine Ozigbo and Mikale Wilbon figure to see the majority of reps with the first-team offense. Greg Bell (a JUCO transfer) and Jaylin Bradley will also be trying to make an impression.
Mar 14 - 6:13 PM

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee ran the 40-yard dash in 4.98 seconds on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

That time is tied for the second worst of the quarterbacks with Memphis's Riley Ferguson. He did post the second best vertical and broad jump of the signal-callers, so it wasn't a completely lost day in terms of the athletic testing for the 6-foot-4, 218-pound Lee. He currently projects as late-round draft pick who could be a priority free agent at the end of the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 3 - 11:37 PM


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