Scott Frost is working to elevate the talent level at Nebraska. It is going to take another year or two to see that reflected in the NFL Draft.
The Huskers have a handful of guys who could go this weekend. We will probably be waiting until the latter rounds to see them, though.
A few days ago, NFL.com write Chad Reuter updated his full seven-round 2019 Mock Draft.
Filling out the entire draft is quite the feat. Husker fans probably won’t be overly excited about the results though.
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In the new NFL.com mock draft, just one Nebraska football star gets selected: running back Devine Ozigbo.
The shifty back was considered one of the snubs of the NFL Draft combine, and impressed during his pro day. Reuter thinks he’ll be selected though, picking him to go in the fifth round to the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 167.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Ozigbo is guaranteed to get pick, or that no other Huskers will.
Wide receiver Stanley Morgan doesn’t appear in this mock, but others grade him pretty high. Athlon has him as a 3rd-to-5th rounder. The site also identifies the Chiefs as a fit here.
Morgan stands out as a potential solid investment in that he can be picked up on the third day of the draft with a high ceiling in relation to this round valuation. However, if the right organizational fit is there, he could sneak into the end of the draft’s second day. It should be noted that Morgan garnered quite a bit of attention from his hometown New Orleans Saints, who currently have five picks scattered throughout the final three rounds.
However, there is chatter that the Kansas City Chiefs may take him in the third round to solidify their receiving corps. It should be noted that Morgan has been working with former Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams, who also has mentored the Chiefs’ own Tyreek Hill among other NFL veterans.
Offensive lineman Tanner Farmer is the other major draft hopeful, as identified by Athlon. It projects him as an undrafted free agent though.
We’ll find out where these Huskers, and the rest of the field, are heading soon enough. The NFL Draft begins with the first round on Thursday night. Rounds 2-3 run on Friday, with Rounds 4-7 on Saturday.