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Of Nebraska junior WR Stanley Morgan, Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes "I’d like to see more production before going out on the limb and predicating he’ll be a top 60 pick."

Pauline mentions that "several" like Morgan. Presumably, he means NFL scouts. Pauline agrees with them, but wants to see the potential manifest more on the field. Last season, Morgan caught only 33 passes for 453 yards and two touchdowns.
Jul 20 - 2:17 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pegs Nebraska senior CB Chris Jones (knee) as a Day 3 prospect.

This report was published before we learned that Jones underwent surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee. Now, he may miss the season. If so, Jones would likely be eligible to return in 2018 as a fifth-year senior.
Jul 20 - 12:44 PM

Nebraska junior OL Nick Gates possesses "nice upside," per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Gates was a Third-Team All-Big Ten pick by the media last year. A two-year starter at tackle, Gates is expected to return to the left side this fall.
Jul 19 - 1:43 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore DT Carlos Davis "flashed brilliance" last year, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, and has "great next level potential."

"He’s an explosive interior lineman with tremendous quickness and athleticism. He beats blockers off the snap and at the same time shows enough power to bulrush them off the ball," Pauline wrote. "Davis needs to continue to improve his game as well as add strength but has definite first round potential down the road." Last year, Davis was named Nebraska's Most Improved Player and also earned honorable-mention BTN All-Freshman honors. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder played defensive tackle last season, but is expected to shift to end spot in the Huskers' new 3-4 defensive scheme.
Jul 19 - 1:04 PM

Per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, Nebraska junior G Tanner Farmer is a "dominant mauler who destroys opponents run blocking or in pass protection."

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Farmer is one of five returning linemen with significant starting experience. "I love his intensity, fundamentals and mentality," Pauline wrote.
Jul 18 - 3:34 PM

Nebraska senior CB Chris Jones underwent surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee.

Jones (6'0/185) weighed declaring for the NFL draft last November before ultimately opting to return to the Cornhuskers for one more go-round. He registered 37 tackles (3.0 for loss), 10 passes defended and three interceptions during the past campaign. This surgery could end up costing him upwards of six months, though an exact timetable for his recovery has not yet been laid out. Eric Lee Jr. and Dicaprio Bootle are two names to watch in August camp as the Huskers attempt to cobble together their now-wounded rotation.
Jul 15 - 3:49 PM

Nebraska freshman WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. pleaded not guilty to possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

An Aug. 7 hearing has been scheduled to receive pretrial diversion. Last month, the four-star recruit was ticketed for suspected drug use. Soon thereafter, his father, former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson, pulled Johnson Jr. out of school. Johnson Jr. hopes to return to Nebraska in January. He won't play this season.
Source: ESPN
Jul 12 - 6:47 PM

Nebraska defensive analyst Bob Elliott has passed away.

Elliott stepped down from his position as safeties coach near the end of June. At the time, only "personal reasons" were cited. It has since come out that Elliott had been battling cancer. A former All-American at Iowa, Elliott spent four decades as a coach. Prior to being hired by Nebraska in February, he had spent the past four seasons on the Notre Dame sideline. Said former Iowa AD Bob Bowlsby, "His legacy is really the hundreds and hundreds of young men that are out there in successful careers and successful families because of his influence."
Jul 10 - 12:14 PM

Former Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah said that Cornhuskers sophomore RB Tre Bryant "has a little bit to grow up on."

Abdullah thinks that Bryant (5'11/200) has the chops to improve as a true pass-catching option out of the backfield. He caught eight passes for 56 yards and a score during his true freshman campaign in 2016. The Lincoln Journal Star's Brian Christopherson ranks Bryant as the No. 18 most indispensable player for the Huskers during the coming season and writes that he "might best fit that all-around back component that Mike Riley, Danny Langsdorf and Reggie Davis are looking for."
Source: Land of 10
Jul 6 - 8:24 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Nebraska senior S Kieron Williams as the No. 5 senior draft prospect at his position.

Williams (6'1/195) saw the field in all 13 of Nebraska's games last season, making nine starts in that space. He led the team with five interceptions and additionally added 69 tackles (4.0 for loss) and two passes defended. He could potentially see interest on Day 2 or Day 3 of the draft, though a more concise projection will emerge as the season progresses.
Jul 1 - 2:48 PM

Nebraska four-star 2018 verbal ATH commit Josh Moore indicated that he has no plans to back off his current pledge.

Moore is on hand in Beaverton, Oregon, to take part in The Opening this weekend. While he will most certainly be wooed by commits from other programs, all current signs point toward him being solidly in Nebraska's corner. ESPN's Tom Luginbill has compared the 6-foot-1, 156-pounder to Ole Miss WR DeMarkus Lodge, noting that they both possess a "sleek, smooth speed." ESPN ranks him as the No. 31 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 29 - 7:04 PM

Keyshawn Johnson Sr. said that he pulled his son, Keyshawn Johnson Jr., out of Nebraska out of fear that he could run into future problems with marijuana.

"If you want to be successful in life, then that’s not the road to take today. If you want to smoke weed when you’re 30 years old and are made, do it all you want," Johnson Sr. said. "In fact, I’ll buy you a forest if that’s the case." Johnson Sr. was worried that the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder could find himself facing a second or third offense during his collegiate career having already been cited for possession earlier this offseason. While Nebraska HC Mike Riley has said that the team has "opened the door for (his) return," Johnson Jr., a four-star recruit for the 2017 cycle, will not be playing ball this season.
Source: Land of 10
Jun 29 - 5:30 PM

The Senior Bowl's Patrick Woo was extremely impressed by Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tanner Lee during the Manning Passing Academy.

"Tanner Lee was my favorite guy," Woo commented after attending the event that also included Lamar Jackson, Sam Darnold and others. "(Lee) embodies everything you want in a true pocket passer," Woo concluded. Lee sat out all of last season after transferring from Tulane, where he started 19 games in two seasons. Lee then won the starting job this spring and has not looked back since. For his career Lee has thrown 23 touchdowns compared to 21 interceptions.
Source: Land Of 10
Jun 29 - 10:06 AM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley left the door open for freshman WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. to return to the team.

Earlier this month, Johnson Jr. was cited for marijuana possession in a Nebraska residence hall. His father, former NFL WR Keyshawn Johnson, announced that Johnson Jr. will not play in 2017 because he needs time to "mature." Riley indicated that he'd welcome Johnson Jr. back in 2018. "I think there’s kind of a wellness factor for Keyshawn going home," Riley said. "We talked to him about the possibility of maybe enrolling part time and taking care of his progress toward his degree, and also getting in great shape. And we opened the door for return, which is just kind of left open that we’ll deal with at the time that he is physically and mentally ready to do that."
Jun 25 - 1:21 PM

Nebraska redshirt freshman linebacker Greg Simmons will transfer.

Simmons hasn't offered an explanation as yet, but perhaps he's leaving because he's buried on the depth chart. He redshirted last year after suffering a neck injury in fall camp. The Florida native was a three-star recruit in 2016.
Jun 21 - 6:33 PM


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