The NFL Draft was this weekend and the Huskers had one player drafted. Tanner Lee was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 6th round as the 203rd pick overall.
And that was it.
Are we surprised? Not really at this point. The way last year went for Nebraska along with the now known sub par development has kept the Big Red from seeing much draft success over the past few years. Hopefully a year under coach Frost will change that and we will have a few more players drafted in 2019.
We all know Stanley Morgan Jr. should get picked up but it will be interesting to see who blossoms this upcoming season and put themselves in a position for the pros. Maybe our line will have the development it needs for a guy like Tanner Farmer to get on the board. Or maybe I-back Mikale Wilbon will have a breakout senior year and will run his way in the first few rounds.
While Nebraska did have another year where only one player was taken by an NFL team, others were picked up after the draft was over and the dust settled. Fullback Luke McNitt was picked up by Atlanta, cornerback Chris Jones went to Detroit, reciever De’Mornay Pearson-EL is headed to Washington, safety Joshua Kalu will take his talents to Tennessee, offensive lineman Nick Gates will try to work his way into the NY Giants organization, and tight end Tyler Hoppes is headed north to Minnesota.
Surprisingly kicker Drew Brown has yet to be picked up but I assume he will and somewhere. He is too good of a kicker to miss out on the league. There might be some others picked up in the next few days but these are the ones that most expected to have at least a chance of having a tryout with a team.
I am not a huge NFL fan and actually think the draft is kind of a waste if you are a player. If I was in the position I would prefer to pick the team myself and go with who I was comfortable and trusting in playing for. Yes, one could possibly miss out on some money but I believe the longevity factor will come into play if you had more control over where you go.
The fact that you sit and wait for your name to get called by a team that you “might” fit with seems like a waste to me. Basically, I think I would have a better feel for my future than some random person in a room who thinks I will be a good fit.
Anyway, on to flakes...
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