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Flakes: Elite 11, More MLB Draft, Abdullah Impressing, Track & Field, and More Petteway Workouts

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Flakes is all over the board today as we take a look at Huskers past, present, and future in several sports.

Blake Headley at the 2015 Big Ten Tournament
Blake Headley at the 2015 Big Ten Tournament
Jon Johnston

No preamble today; we are diving right in to your daily Flakes.

O'Brien is an Elite 11 finalist
Nebraska quarterback commit Patrick O’Brien is an Elite 11 finalist. The 6-foot-4 California quarterback received his official...

Baseball Draft

The major league baseball draft is complete - all 40 rounds. Four Huskers heard their names called.

Of those, only Howell still has college eligibility left. He is reportedly undecided in his decision between going pro and returning to Nebraska. I have no insider information, but it seems unlikely to me that he would choose a return to college and risk injury or potentially sliding down to a later round next year.

Two Husker recruits/signees were drafted:

  • Catcher Jesse Wilkening was selected in the 28th round by the Diamondbacks. More on Wilkening...
  • Pitcher Chad Luensmann was selected in the 39th round by the Mets.

Both will likely be hearing from the Nebraska staff as well as their respective pro teams quite a bit over the next few days as they make their decisions. In comparison, current Husker Ryan Boldt was drafted in the 22nd round (2013) and chose to come to Nebraska instead of going pro, but that is no indicator of what these young men will do.

Column: Jim Harbaugh's Personality, Hard Work Becoming Michigan's Brand - Maize n Brew
When Ohio State and others react to what Michigan is doing, it means they've been successful so far.

Big Ten Football: Top 100 NFL Draft Picks - Black Shoe Diaries
Nebraska - Hello, darkness, my old friend.

Lions rookie RB Ameer Abdullah impressing coaches : Fantasy News
Lions rookie running back Ameer Abdullah has earned the praise of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.

Lions OTAs: Jim Caldwell's comments from Wednesday - Pride Of Detroit
On RB Ameer Abdullah's abilities as a receiver

Track & Field Nationals

Nineteen Huskers are competing in Eugene, Oregon. Tweets from Day 1 of competition:

15th is good enough for 2nd team All-American honors

Drew Wiseman competed in the 400 hurdles and was clocked at 51.16.

Charlotte Hornets
(Video) Highlights of Terran Petteway's workout for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets.