It was workout number 4 for the Nebraska Cornhuskers today, as they went to work on the grass fields north of Memorial Stadium once again.
The 2+ hour workout was watched by many media members, and they saw a whole lot of things.
Tanner Lee took 1st-team snaps today. O'Brien will take 1st-team snaps next practice. That rotation will likely go all spring, Riley said— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 11, 2017
Mike Riley in post-practice interview sez QBs Tanner Lee and Patrick O'Brien looked good Saturday, and through first week of spring #Huskers— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) March 11, 2017
#Huskers practice note: Impressed with Lee POB and Gebbia. All performed well in the two scrimmage periods today.— Greg Smith (@GregESPN1480) March 11, 2017
There’s your Quarterback report, fresh and tasty. But what about the WR crew? Well, some things are shaking down.
#Huskers practice note: developing a few more playmakers on the outside will be huge for Coach Williams. Clear drop off after DPE & Morgan.— Greg Smith (@GregESPN1480) March 11, 2017
Riley said today Jaevon McQuitty likely won't go full contact this spring. He had surgery on his shoulder in December. #Huskers— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) March 11, 2017
Two guys really stand out in the slot. Keyan Williams and JD Spielman. Both guys are real smooth and have great hands. #huskers— Mike'l Severe (@MikelSevere) March 11, 2017
Strong day for DPE and Morgan. Reimers. That's your top 3. Then prolly Williams/Spielman/Rahm— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) March 11, 2017
With the way that Bryan Reimers could find time on the field last fall, that would seem to make the most sense. I’m kinda surprised that JD Spielman would be behind Keyan a little bit, however I suppose that is dependent on what the staff is asking both to do.
There is a reason that Nebraska was going all out in recruiting in the ‘17 cycle to get quality WR’s on the team, and you’re seeing the reason now. McQuitty would probably be in the 2 deep somewhere in the Spring game, but since that’s not happening now, someone has to step up.
Also, that to me states that De’Mornay Pierson-El is getting closer to being full speed again finally. However, it sounds like Stanley Morgan is indeed the WR1 on this team.
Everything you're hearing about Stanley Morgan's practice today is true. Even I won't attempt to bat it down. He was terrific today.— Mike Schaefer (@mikejschaefer) March 11, 2017
If you’re looking for a surprise at running back, Mike Riley has a name for you to watch.
Also catching some eyes Saturday was #Huskers walk-on IB Wyatt Mazour, Good hands, burst in flat. "He's Danny Woodhead," Riley said, smiling— Rich Kaipust (@RKaipustOWH) March 11, 2017
I suggest to follow the back of that depth chart closely, as if Mikale Wilbon sinks below a walk-on, then he may not be long for Lincoln much more.
The Huskers are off til Tuesday, when the Defensive side of the ball will be featured post-practice. This is the final weekend workout until April, as the Huskers will be off for the spring break period for the next two weekends.
Also, Nebraska’s pro day will be on Tuesday the 14th, so if we hear something about it, we will pass it along.