The #Nebraska Football team has held just six practices before they went on Spring Break. While there is an awful lot to sort out of those practices there are some players who have definitely stood out from the rest of the pack. There are also some position groups that have sparkled already. There is a long way to go until the 2017 season kickoff. There are a ton of new questions as well. The Spring Game will answer some of them, others will be answered when the season gets going. At the very least, we can get some idea of where the Huskers are heading from the first six practices.
The Nebraska football team's wide receiver corps is pretty thin. They've lost the likes of Brandon Reilly and Jordan Westerkamp. The group is going to need some veteran leadership, especially with a new quarterback at the helm, no matter who wins the job. HuskersIllustrated has reported that Morgan is standing out and stepping up big time so far. He's had a decent career so far for the Huskers, but he might be getting ready to take the step into "star."
De’Mornay Pierson-El is one of those players that adds an entirely new dimension to the Nebraska football attack when he's healthy and at his best. If there is one reason why the offense struggled last year, Pierson-El might be the reason. Reports are that the hesitation we saw from the wide receiver and punt returner last year is gone. He's a serious deep threat on offense and another weapon on special teams. His positive practices so far sounds like very, very good news for the Huskers so far.
While there has been a lot of talk about the Nebraska football team's offense, especially with the new quarterbacks, the defense should be getting plenty of attention as well. Bob Diaco is leading a changeover to the 3-4 defense and there is quite a bit of interest in just how the defense is going to adapt to the new set. The coaches have talked long and often about how well Williams has done in the new look defense.