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Fox Sports1's Alex Marvez reports that interested NFL teams have spoke to Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste about "potentially playing safety."

"Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste says interested teams spoke with him about potentially playing safety but will give him shot at CB first," Marvez tweeted. At 6-foot-2 3/8 and 215 pounds, Jean-Baptiste has rare size at the corner position. The lengthy corner, could perhaps be used in a versatile role in today's NFL. With safeties doing more work in coverage, it could play to his advantage to make the switch. Jean-Baptiste's length,strength and ability to play on an island could definitely add value to his stock as we move closer to the draft.
Apr 18 - 1:14 PM

Nebraska G Spencer Long has visits with the Dolphins, Falcons, Chargers and Eagles, according to insider Adam Caplan.

Long suffered a knee injury in October, so the visits could be medical related. Teams will be searching for third day offensive linemen that are worth investing in, and Long is a name to keep in mind.
Apr 18 - 11:08 AM

Scout Inc.'s Kevin Weidl sees Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste as firmly on the Day 2 line because of the NFL's increased interest in tall corners.

"Jean-Baptiste has some tightness, which can be exposed in off-man coverage and he is far from a burner in terms of top-end speed," Weidl wrote. "However, when his technique is sound, his ability to utilize his length and strength and effectively use his hands to reroute can quickly become a neutralizer against quicker and faster receivers on an island." Weidl certainly isn't alone in being drawn to the Cornhuskers' length, as NFL.com's Gil Brandt wrote over the winter that Jean-Baptiste "looks like a clone of [Seahawks' corner] Richard Sherman" and called Jean-Baptiste's size (6-foot-2 3/8, 215) "rare."
Apr 15 - 10:27 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior OL Alex Lewis was sentenced to 45 days in jail and two years probation for a fight last spring in Colorado.

The skirmish rendered an Air Force cadet unconscious. Because Lewis pleaded guilty as part of a deal to third-degree assault charges in December, a handful of other charges were dropped. Lewis transferred to Nebraska from Colorado last May and has two years of eligibility remaining. "It scares me to know I had an impact on someone else’s life," Lewis told the Lincoln Journal Star. "Hard to come to terms with the fact that I had a problem, but I did get help. ... Off the field I’ve grown exponentially as a man."
Mar 22 - 4:02 PM

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez ran between a 4.28 and 4.35 forty at Nebraska's pro day, reports Sean Callahan of HuskerOnline.com.

T-Mart also jumped 39 inches in the vertical, performed a 10'9'' broad jump and burst to a 3.81 second shuttle time. That's an otherworldly QB forty time, but of course Martinez doesn't have the gun to be an NFL QB. Casey Martinez, the quarterback's father, said earlier this winter that his son is open to other positions. His performance in Lincoln today will give scouts something to dream on.
Mar 6 - 6:59 PM

Nebraska TE Jake Long has decided to pass on a potential NFL career and attend medical school, reports draft insider Tony Pauline.

Long exhausted his collegiate eligibility this past season and was an offensive contributor in each of the past four seasons. He was considered a stout blocker but wasn't much of a weapon in the passing game. Long probably would have gotten a look in a camp as an undrafted free agent, but his retirement signals an understanding that his odds of making an NFL team were extremely, well, long.
Mar 5 - 4:27 PM

Nebraska sophomore defensive end Avery Moss was suspended from the team for 2014 and banned from campus for one year because of a public indecency conviction.

Moss pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of exposing himself to a campus convenience store worker in 2012. Instead of transferring, Moss intends to re-enroll at Nebraska in 2015. "I have complete faith in God, and He would not put a test in front of me that I can't handle. This is another test I feel I'll get through," Moss told The Associated Press. "For everybody else, I want them to know that we all make mistakes. I've learned from my mistake and seek to become a better man. I won't let this bump in the road stop me."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 27 - 8:29 PM

Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste was listed as one of Todd McShay's most impressive defensive players during Senior Bowl week.

Utah corner Keith McGill, Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland, and Auburn defensive end Dee Ford were also included in that list. Jean-Baptiste has everything the NFL looks for in terms of frame and length, but he does not get physical with receivers at this point in his development. An NFL team could change that, however.
Jan 23 - 12:45 PM

Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste is the "kind of long, rangy defender that NFL scouts are coveting in the wake of the Seattle Seahawks' success this season," according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

Jean-Baptiste's size (6-foot-2 3/8, 215 pounds) has drawn plenty of attention from scouts since the season ended and his collegiate eligibility exhausted. "He displays exceptional ball skills and awareness for a man of his size," Brooks wrote. "Now, some of that is to be expected based on his experience as a receiver -- Jean-Baptiste played wide receiver for nearly two seasons at Nebraska before moving to cornerback. He naturally plucked the ball in drills and showed excellent awareness defending receivers on deep balls. With Jean-Baptiste possessing the size and movement skills to snuff out elite receivers in press coverage, the buzz is building for Jean-Baptiste to enter the conversation as a top cornerback prospect."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 11:01 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt said Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste "looks like a clone of [Seahawks' corner] Richard Sherman."

Brandt called Jean-Baptiste's size (6-foot-2 3/8, 215) "rare." The converted wide receiver could draw interest from the Seahawks, according to Brandt. "Has very long arms (78 3/8 wingspan) and is a willing tackler," Brandt wrote. "Looks fast in coverage and has quickness. If he looks like he can cover in man drills this week, he might move up into my top 100. Smart player who entered 2013 with his degree already in hand."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 20 - 9:27 PM

Nebraska junior RB Ameer Abdullah announced Thursday that he'll return for his senior year.

Abdullah wouldn't have been a high draft choice, but running backs typically declare at a far more aggressive rate than other positions because they play a hazardous position that the NFL has devalued. Abdullah was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and a Doak Walker Award semifinalist this past season, scampering for 1,690 yards. "The average NFL career, because of the violent nature of the sport, is less than five years. In analyzing these truths, I have come to realize that life is bigger than football, and that my chances of long-term success in life will be greatly enhanced by completing my college education," Abdullah said in a statement.
Source: huskers.com
Jan 9 - 10:17 PM

Nebraska junior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown in the school's 24-19 win over Georgia.

The Cornhuskers only completed six passes all day, so they relied on Abdullah for 27 carries. We doubt he declares for May's drfat, but Abdullah is an intriguing talent heading into next season.
Jan 1 - 5:48 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore DE Randy Gregory won't declare for the 2014 NFL draft.

"He didn't even file paperwork for a draft evaluation," tweeted Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star. Huskers head coach Bo Pelini said last month that he did not think Gregory was ready for the NFL. Gregory's exceptional athleticism was on full display in Lincoln this year, but so were the raw aspects of his game. Returning to school was the right call.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste plans on attending the Senior Bowl.

Jean-Baptiste is a pure press corner thanks to his length, but offers some athleticism to trail in a straight-line behind downfield receivers. He also has ball skills to make plays in the air.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior T Jeremiah Sirles will attend the East-West Shrine Game.

Sirles started three seasons along the offensive line, first at left tackle in 2009, then at right tackle in 2012 and finally on the blind side this season. He does have a blemish on his record in the form of offseason shoulder surgery prior to the 2011 year.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 09:21:00 AM


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