When the college football regular season schedule comes to a close, the NFL mock drafts begin to heat up! Over the years the Nebraska Cornhuskers have sent many talented players to the next level. This season the Huskers had 19 players honored before their game against the Michigan State Spartans on Senior Day, but not many are getting any praise when it comes to the famous mockups.

Experts not always the smartest

While some NFL mock drafts provide a lot of information and are interesting to chat about around the water cooler, they really are all just a guessing game.

The truth is, certain players that thrive in college don’t carry over into the pros and many kids selected from the third round have the ability to prove the oddsmakers and scouts wrong.

Case in point. In 2012, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, and Brandon Weeden were all selected in the first round - miles ahead of Russell Wilson, Nick Foles, and Kirk Cousins. Yep, it is a guessing game. Tom Brady? Yeah, all NFL fans know that story.

So why aren’t Nebraska’s productive duo of wideout Stanley Morgan, Jr. and running back Devine Ozigbo getting any early hype? Maybe the lack of attention is just what they need to prove the so-called experts wrong.

Not on the radar

Stanley Morgan, Jr. and Devine Ozigbo were not just putting up big numbers for the Huskers, but they were competing with some of the best in all of college football. Yet, according to the latest ESPN mock draft, they don’t have either being selected in the first four rounds.

Morgan Jr. was a flat-out beast in one of the toughest conferences in the country, yet he is not even mentioned as a top 10 NFL selection for wideouts. He earned second-team honors from both the Big Ten Coaches and sportswriters and racked up some nice numbers in the process.

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The senior set a record with 1,004 receiving yards, and his 70 receptions this season were the second-most in Nebraska history. He hauled in 189 passes and gained 2,747 yards in his four-year career in Lincoln.

As for Devine Ozigbo, he too just got better with time. Ozigbo ran for 1,082 yards and scored 12 touchdowns in 2018. He also caught 23 passes for 203 yards.

According to Drafttek.com, of the 30 running backs on the board, Ozigbo is listed at 29. That is very interesting. Yes, the talent pool is deep this season at the rushing position, but listing Ozigbo that low is almost laughable.

Things have a way of changing, especially at the NFL combine this spring.

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