A difficult season of college football for the 2018 Nebraska Huskers carried over into the 2019 NFL Draft as no players from the school went drafted. But the 2018 team will not be completely without representation in the NFL next season.
Seven Nebraska players have either signed free agent deals or received minicamp invites from NFL teams. The 2019 NFL Draft marked the first time in over 50 years that no players from Nebraska went drafted.
The team’s 2018 leading rusher, Devine Ozigbo signed a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Leading receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints. The two skill position players were considered he most likely draftees, but neither wound up being selected.
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Three other Huskers signed with NFL teams: Linebacker Dedrick Young to the Cleveland Browns, defensive back Aaron Williams to the Arizona Cardinals, and linebacker Luke Gifford to the Dallas Cowboys.
Additionally, offensive linemen Jerald Foster (New York Giants) and Tanner Farmer (Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans) received minicamp invitations.
Nebraska went 4-8 overall last year, starting the season 0-6. The team has now endured back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since 1961.
Last year Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee was the lone selection, going No. 203 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round.
The Huskers are certainly going through a bit of a rough patch right now. We’ll see next year if Scott Frost is able to bring the talent up a notch.